SHORE EXCURSION: HONFLEUR AND BAYEUX TOUR: 9 Hours
Tour Inclusions: private transportation to and from the port, guide service, entrance tickets to tapestry museum of Bayeux, taxes, tolls and parking.
Departure point: Cherbourg
HONFLEUR AND BAYEUX TOUR
Embark on one of our private shore excursions from the port of Cherbourg and enjoy our Honfleur and Bayeux tour.
Your private shore excursion from Cherbourg will begin with the Bayeux tour. The town of Bayeux is the first town liberated on D-Day in Normandy. It is also 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.
Your shore excursion continues with a private 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. Claude Monet and Eugène Boudin were among the famous impressionist painters who drew inspiration from the Honfleur 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, 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).