The Experience

These places move you. Intrigue you. So you want to know more. Not just by what a book or the latest Hollywood epic can tell you, but by witnessing them for yourself. France is full of significant spots, but Brittany and Normandy are different. And you may know the history, but biking along the coastline and standing next to the bunkers and gun posts at Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc make everything you’ve heard real. Brittany and Normandy are that rare blend of history and natural beauty. They’re full of stories and emotions. Feel free to take some back with you. An unforgettable journey through two of France’s most intriguing regions Visit stirring World War II battle sites and memorials Bike amid rolling countryside, rugged cliffs, rambling beaches and quiet villages A private tour of the American Military Cemetery with a local historian The magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel


Days 1-2 Explore World War II battle sites and memorials, including the shattered bunkers of the German stronghold, Pointe du Hoc Spin through the gently cultivated farmland past rugged cliffs and iconic beaches À votre santé! Cider replaces wine in your kir normand, an aperitif unique to the region Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery, where 9,387 white marble markers stand in perfect rows, telling a story of heroism and sacrifice. Day 3 Bike rolling country roads along dramatic windswept coastline Discover Arromanches and the remains of a port built for the D-Day Invasion Sweet or savory? A stop at a Breton crêperie is a must Past and present collide in the beautifully preserved town of Bayeux, the first town liberated by the Allies and home to the impressive 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. Day 4 The island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel, a World Heritage site Lively shops and cafés at the base of the isle invite you in before you retrace the final steps of the centuries-old pilgrimage to the majestic summit Leaving Normandy behind, get to know the famed Emerald Coast of Brittany, lined with enchanting fishing towns and striking sandstone cliffs Stroll the charming streets of Dinard, a favorite vacation destination of European celebrities. Days 5-6 A journey through two of France’s most intriguing regions Spin past typical Breton villages, such as riverside St-Suliac, one of Les Plus Beaux (the most beautiful) Villages de France Visit Dinan, a walled medieval port town perched above the Rance River.


The Route

Start with our vacation planner so we can match you with our most suitable travel advisor. We do it all for you, air, car, accommodations, tours, you name, it in a seamless luxury vacation experience you will treasure for a lifetime.