Gourmet Delights of Normandy 2020

Normandy offers an array of gourmet delights to savour and our Packaged Itinerary is full of tasty treats to tempt your passengers including cheese, Calvados and even a regional lunch overlooking the gardens of a French château!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Fromage, Gardens & Calvados
This morning we will visit the Fromagerie Graindorge for an audio guided tour of the cheese factory to discover the unique way the Livarot and Pont l’Eveque cheeses are produced. The tour is followed by a tasting of four of the delicious cheeses. We will then travel to the beautiful themed Jardins du Pays d’Auge, which cover 4 acres set around picturesque half-timbered farm buildings dating back to the 16th century. Afterwards, we visit Chateau du Breuil Calvados distillery for a guided tour where we will discover the slow process of transforming apples into calvados. We will enjoy tasting the calvados accompanied with a tasty Norman apple tart!

Day 3 Honfleur
Today we travel to the charming port town of Honfleur whose beauty has long attracted artists whose work can be seen in the town’s museums and art galleries. We can explore the old harbour in the heart of the port, surrounded by distinctive high, narrow, timbered-framed and slate-clad houses. Honfleur is famous for its seafood and our day at leisure is the perfect opportunity to sample some freshly caught fish at one of the many restaurants.

Day 4 Château de Vendeuvre & Lisieux
This morning, we will visit the 18th century Château de Vendeuvre, one of the most beautiful castles in Normandy. Following our guided tour of the château and gardens, we enjoy a traditional 4 course Normandy lunch with a glass of wine overlooking the gardens. In the afternoon we return to Lisieux where we can explore this beautiful town of pilgrimage at our leisure.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.

Tulip Festival in April and May
Travel in Spring and enjoy the wonderful Tulip festival at Chateau Vendeuvre. Call us for details.

Mercure Hotel Lisieux

Lisieux, Normandy
AAA+ Great Touring Location
This modern 3 star hotel is located on the outskirts of the charming town of Lisieux, within easy reach of a host of attractions. Each of the 70 bedrooms is decorated in a modern, cosy style with facilities including TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The good sized, open plan restaurant and informal bar are located on the ground floor, with both having a pleasant ambience overlooking the outdoor swimming pool. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Hotel Lisieux

Lisieux, Normandy
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £414pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £122
Based on Thursday & Sunday arrivals

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of cider
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Audio tour & tasting at Fromagerie Graindorge
• Entrance to Pays d’Auge Gardens
• Guided tour & tasting at Chateau de Breuil
• Norman apple tart at Chateau de Breuil
• Guided tour of Chateau de Vendeuvre & gardens
• 4 course Normandy lunch with a glass of wine at Chateau de Vendeuvre
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£414 for 5 days

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