Whether you have been here before or coming for the first time, whatever you are looking for, make the most of your time for one or more days with one of our local guides, passionate about the region and its history. Come to Normandy and discover the amazing sites that you have always heard about and dreamed of visiting.

With such a long and rich history in Normandy, we would recommend to stay for several day in order to discover our region, from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny, from William the Conqueror to the D-Day Invasion. Choose your own itinerary by combining different sites or themes together...

To optimize the time spent here in Normandy and to minimize the cost of the tour, we advise you to stay in one of the many hotels in or around Bayeux, as our company is based there. This charming medieval town is perfectly located at the center of the D-day Invasion area and close to the main highlights in the Normandy Region.



Normandy has a long history, which didn't start on D-day when the Allies landed. It was already a rich province at the time of Charlemagne, with prosperous cities and a lot of monasteries. Rouen was the second wealthiest city of the Kingdom of Francia Occidentalis (not yet France) after Paris, when Viking boatsappeared offshore. Coming from the north, they were the "Norsemen", or Normans. They first raided in order to pillage and capture slaves, in the 9th C. Then, they started settling in the area of Rouen.

In 911 the king of Francia gave them the county of Rouen, and their chief Rollo is considered nowadays as the first Duke of "Normandy", the land of the Normans. Under the leadership of the Dukes, Normandy became one of the richest states of Europe which had a lot of influence on the history of the continent.

William the Conqueror, the seventh Duke, invaded England in 1066, and became its king. It was his family who governed both of Normandy and England for two centuries. Normandy was captured by the king of France, Philip August, in 1204, but a little more than one century later started a long war between France and England : the Hundred Years War. Normandy was destroyed several times, but was always able to rise from its ashes.

Track William the Conqueror in his country : he was born in the castle of Falaise, and is buried in the Abbey of the Men in Caen. The story of the invasion of England is on the nearly one thousand-year old Tapestry of Bayeux. Come to see the castles, churches, cathedrals, and abbeys built in the middle ages and discover the remnants of the time when Normandy was part of the leaders of Europe!


Claude Monet, the world famous French Impressionist master, was born in Paris but he was raised in Le Havre, in Normandy, where his talent bloomed.

After Art studies in Paris, it's in Honfleur, as a student of Eugene Boudin and Johan Jongkind that he discovered the "open-air" painting. This was a very new technique for the time, and the public, used to impressive antique or historical scenes, painted indoor, didn't understand right away. The first years of Monet as a painter were hard : he and his family often didn't have enough to eat.

It did not matter ! Nothing could stop him. He was fascinated by the natural light and by the changing colors it created. His whole life was an attempt of fixing on the canvas fleeting effects, instants that are vanishing as fast as they appeared.

Normandy and its changeable weather, where the sun alternates with clouds, provided him perfect settings : the clear and colorful costumes of the wealthy tourists on Trouville beach, the show of the sea and the cliffs of Etretat, the façade of Rouen cathedral.

He finally settled in Giverny, a small farmer's village in Norman countryside, with his family in 1883. He lived there until he died in 1926, happy and quietly enjoying the comfort of his life, once famous. He kept transforming his gardens to improve them year after year. He also created the Waterlily Pond and the Japanese Bridge, his last subjects of painting.