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SHORE EXCURSION: HONFLEUR AND BAYEUX TOUR:   9 Hours                                 


Honfleur and Bayeux Tour Includes: Private tour guide, private transportation to and from the port, entrance tickets to tapestry museum of Bayeux, taxes, tolls and parking.

Departure point: Cherbourg

Embark on one of our private shore excursions from the port of Cherbourg to Honfleur and Bayeux with one of our fantastic English-speaking tour guides.

You will begin your privately guided shore excursion with a tour of the charming port town of Honfleur. At the heart of Honfleur, the old dock is full of character, from its old crooked-faced 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 the Honfleur port.

You will have time to 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, will be of interest to art lovers. The town’s farmer’s and flea markets are also fun places to stroll and shop (inquire for days and times).

Your private shore excursion from Cherbourg will then take you to a tour of the small historic town of Bayeux, home to one of the oldest tapestries in the world. The 230-foot-long medieval cloth explains through its embroidered Latin inscription and pictures the events surrounding the 1066 Norman invasion of England, which began here. The tapestry is on view at the Bayeux Museum, which you will visit on your tour.

Also of historic interest is the World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Time permitting, you may be able to visit this final resting place for 9,387 American soldiers, most of whom died during the Normandy Invasion.

 

 

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