Rouen in Normandy Private Tours ~ Normandy Expert Tour Guides
Departure Points: Paris or anywhere from Normandy.
Private Tours of Honfleur and Rouen
Include: Private transportation, services
of guides including a local expert guide for
the city of Rouen, taxes, tolls and parking.
Not Included: Entrance fees
to site you decide to enter.
Your privately guided tour of Upper Normandy
begins with a private tour Honfleur, a charming
port town. At the heart of Honfleur, the old
dock is full of character, from its old slate-fronted
houses to the art galleries and cafes located
in converted salt stores. Eugène Boudin and Claude
Monet were among the famous impressionist painters
who drew inspiration from Honfleur’s port.
You will visit a few sights in town, perhaps
St. Catherine's Church, which is the largest
wooden church in France, built by the town’s
shipbuilders in the late 15th century. The Eugene
Boudin Museum, set in a 19th century chapel,
is also of interest. Honfleur’s farmer and flea
markets are also fun places to stroll and shop
Next on your Normandy tour is a private tour
of Rouen, the capital of Upper Normandy since
Roman times. Your private local guide will take
you on a stroll through the medieval town. Here
you will get a close look at the House of the
Exchequer, the 15th century Archbishop Palace,
and the splendid Renaissance Palace of Justice.
You will also stop for a photo of Rouen’s most
popular monument: the Grosse Horloge, a clock
from 1527 with its superb dome-crowned belfry.
You will stop at the Place du Vieux Marche (Old
Market Square), where the martyred Joan of Arc
was burnt at the stake. Finally you will have
a privately guided visit of the Notre Dame de
Rouen Cathedral, one of the most beautiful examples
of French Gothic, immortalized over 20 times
by Claude Monet.