A Walk Back in Time in Rouen

With its beautifully restored medieval quarter, magnificent Gothic cathedral, excellent museums and a vibrant cultural life, Rouen is one of Normandy’s most engaging destinations…strolling around its quaint old streets feels like a walk back in time…

Jo says...
“This modern hotel is in a great location, offers fantastic value, and is perfect for exploring this lovely area. Why not visit the beautiful port of Honfleur or the iconic Monet’s Gardens during your stay?”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel where we will enjoy a welcome drink before settling in.

Day 2 Honfleur & Rouen 182km/113 mile round trip
This morning we will visit Normandy’s most charming port town of Honfleur, a favourite of impressionist painters such as Monet. Utterly enchanting, the Vieux Bassin area is the heart of the port, characterised by its front-row homes, built by wealthy families of days gone by, overlooking the yachts in the harbour. The quarters on the different sides of the Vieux Bassin each have their own distinct character, with the eastern side being packed with interesting buildings, whilst the western area slopes up to the splendid wooden church of Saint Catherine, in a district where we will find the town’s main museums dedicated to the arts. In the afternoon, we make our way back to Rouen, where we will have time to explore its medieval cobbled streets, admire its half-timbered houses, gothic monuments and the magnificent Great Clock (Gros Horloge) with the oldest mechanism of its kind in France, as well as the Market Square where Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.

Day 3 Saint Valery-sur-Somme & Le Crotoy by Steam 259km/161 mile round trip
This morning, we will travel to the charming resort of Saint Valery-sur- Somme, with its lovely medieval town, beautiful promenade along the bay and stunning harbour. Here we enjoy free time for lunch and to explore the cobbled streets, picturesque, colourful houses and medieval walls and buildings. In the afternoon (Apr - Oct) we board the lovely old steam train of the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme and take a scenic 1 hour trip along the stunning coastline around the bay to Le Crotoy where our coach will meet us for the return journey to our hotel.

Day 4 Departure
Today, we will make our way home.

Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite

Rouen, France
AAA Central Location Double for Single Occupancy Value Hotel
The 3 star Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and Rouen Cathedral. The hotel has 88 modern, air-conditioned bedrooms equipped with TV and hairdryer. The spacious bar area serves snacks around the clock and there is also a modern restaurant. Coach parking is off-site at the Suite Novotel (limited space) approximately 2 minutes’ walk away, and is free of charge. Alternative coach parking is a 10 min walk away (chargeable).

Ibis Rouen Centre Rive Droite

Rouen, France
3 Nights Bed & Breakfast
March 2018 – April 2019
(Selected Dates)
Twin from £85pp to £139pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £34

• Return short sea crossing
• Welcome glass of Kir Cassis on arrival
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£85 for 4 days

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