PICTURE PERFECT NORMANDY – 9 HOURS
DEAUVILLE & TROUVILLE, CABOURG, BEUVRON-EN-AUGE
Normandy Tour from Le Havre or Honfleur
See Normandy’s Beach Resort Towns & The Countryside
Private Normandy Tour Inclusions: Normandy tour guide, private transportation, taxes, tolls, parking. Assistance on train ticket purchase, if needed.
Departure Points: Honfleur, Le Havre. Other departure points available
Private Trouville & Deauville Tour with Cabourg and Beuvron-en-Auge
Normandy’s Trouville and Deauville tour along the coast is a private tour from Le Havre. Deauville and Trouville are separated by the River Touques and connected by a short pedestrian bridge. Your first stop is Trouville, a favorite resort of artists and intellectuals since the reign of Louis-Philippe in the 1800s, its charms painted into perpetuity by painters like Eugène Boudin. Here you will see Trouville’s old fishing harbor, still in use today.
Next, you will cross a small bridge for your private Deauville tour. Deauville was created when aristocrats like the Duc of Mornay, Napoleon III’s half brother constructed their villas on the other side of the river. In your Deauville tour you will see that it is still a favored haunt of movie stars and royalty, who flock to the town’s beach and its upscale shops and casino. Your Deauville tour will take you to Promenade des Planches, an elegant seafront boardwalk lined with restaurants, bars, hotels, and half-timber Norman-style villas.
After your Deauville tour, you then proceed to the seaside resort town of Cabourg. You’ll enjoy Cabourg’s long sandy beach once lined with striped umbrellas evoking the “Belle Epoque”. A frequent guest in the town’s Grand Hotel when it opened in the early 1900s, was Author Marcel Proust. You will explore Cabourg a bit before proceeding to Beuron-en-Auge.
Next your private Normandy tour guide will take you on a brief ride in the hilly countryside, dotted with horses, distinctive Norman cows and apple trees, to reach Beuvron-en-Auge, a truly “picture perfect” village. Beuvron’s villagers take pride in keeping up their architectural heritage: multi-colored, half-timbered homes with window flower boxes. Your walk through the town will show you its 16th century Vieux Manoir in the village’s oval shaped square, and perhaps you may consider a glass of locally made calvados (apple brandy) while you’re here.
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