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Normandy and Brittany

To look at the sea is to look at the whole.  - Marguerite Duras

May 4 to 13, 2022



THE TRIP

Normandy and Brittany, two regions in northern France that are rich with history and surrounded by the sea.

Join Alliance Française for a discovery of la Normandie and la Bretagne. From the Carnac stones dating back 4500 BCE to William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the D-DayBeaches where Allied troops fought to liberate Europe in the World War II, history abounds in every village. Calvados, crêpes and fruits de mer are just some of the local specialties we will sample as we visit gardens, castles and enjoy a promenade en mer of the English Channel and then the Gulf of Morbihan.

The Normandy & Brittany trip includes 10 days and 9 nights, from May 4 to 13, 2022 , with four nights in Trouville-sur-Mer, one night on the Mont-Saint- Michel, and four nights in Rennes. This unique experience is perfect for people with a spirit of exploration and adventure. Please note access to Mont-Saint-Michel includes more than 300 steps, many of which are very steep. The tour is organized by Christina Selander Bouzouina, Executive Director, Alliance Française. Land only, airfare not included.

WHERE WE'LL GO AND WHAT WE'LL SEE

Rendez-vous in Trouville-sur-Mer!

Just 2 and half hours from the Gare St Lazare in Paris, we’ll meet in the lobby of our hotel in this beautiful seaside town where we will spend four days visiting by land and by sea the Normand cities of Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer, Honfleur, Etretat, Caen, Bayeux, as well as the D-Day Beaches and American cemetery remembering those who lost their lives on June 6, 1944. On our way to Brittany, we’ll spend one night at the legendary Mont-Saint-Michel including a tour pieds nus in the sand during low tide. After a stop for lunch in Saint Malo, we’ll venture on to Rennes for four nights as we take daytrips to Carnac, Vannes, Quiberon and Vitré including a tour of the château by the same name, as well as a cruise on the Gulf of Morbihan and crêpe-making class.

PRICE

$3,900 per person
Single Supplement: $700

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Hotel: Nine nights, double occupancy, with singles available for a supplement (see below); all rooms are non-smoking and have private baths.
  • Food: All breakfasts provided in hotels; six lunches and six dinners are included in tour price. 
  • Transportation: all inter-city transportation from Trouville-sur-Mer to Rennes, by air-conditioned coach and transportation for tour activities.
  • English-speaking guided tours indicated as ‘included’ on the Day-by-Day itinerary.


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  •  Transportation between Trouville-sur-Mer and participant’s point of origin or return transportation from Rennes to participant’s final destination.
  • Medical or Trip Insurance.
  • Other Meals: Any meals other than those organized by the tour described on day-by-day itinerary published on afmsp.org.
  • Other: Any services not specifically identified under “What’s Included?”above.


ELIGIBILITY AND RESERVATIONS

The price for the tour is $3,900 per person. The fee for a Single Supplement is $700.

All participants must be at least 21 years of age, and able to walk a duration of 90 minutes and climb stairs.  Reservations will be taken by the Alliance Française on a first-come, first-served basis. Total participation is limited to 20 people.

You may call or e-mail AFMSP for a Registration Form, or you may download one here.

To sign up, please complete the Registration Form and submit it with a $1,000 deposit to Alliance Française, before September 15, 2021. The payment schedule for remaining balance is as follows: $2,000 ($2,700 with Single Supplement deposit) is due no later than Monday, November 1, 2021; the remaining $900 must be paid no later than Monday, December 6, 2021.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel prior to November 1, 2021, Alliance Française will refund your deposit, less a $400-per-person cancellation fee. No refunds for participant cancellation will be made after November 1, 2021.

All participants must sign and return Waiver and Release of Liability forms, which will be sent to you after we receive the deposit and completed reservation form.

Reservation will be considered complete once Alliance Française has received these signed forms. Alliance Française reserves the right at all times to cancel all or part of the tour and refund appropriate monies paid by the participant, without further liability. For this reason, we strongly encourage participants to not make non-refundable travel reservations until we have confirmed that the tour will take place.

FAQ

  • How do I get to Trouville-sur-Mer to meet the group?

The train station Deauville/Trouville is approximately 2 and a half hours from the St Lazare station in Paris.   Our hotel in Trouville is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Taxis are available, if you prefer.  If you would like us to help you, please just call or email AFMSP!