Discover the Cultural and Historical Highlights of Normandy

Visit the Charming small town of Honfleur

Discover a typical Normandy village in the Pays d'Auge

Taste the local brandy and other specialties

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Trip Details


€100 per person


From Monday to Saturday

Departures at 9:00 am


From March 1 to November 30, 2020

From March 1 to November 30, 2021


8 Hours

Trip Style:

Full Day Shared Sightseeing Tour.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up in centrally located meeting point in Bayeux – Place de Québec


  • Visit of Honfleur
  • Visit of Beuvron en Auge
  • Calvados tasting session
  • English speaking qualified guide/driver
  • Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Bottled water


  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  • Lunch
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Eventual Gratuities for the driver/guide

Enjoy a day trip from Bayeux to charming towns and villages ending with a tasting of local apple brandy.

Depart on a Normandy small group day tour to discover some of the most charming sites of the area. At first, you will be picked up by your English speaking driver/guide at a centrally meeting point in Bayeux. Here, your guide will introduce you to the program of the day and retrace the itinerary. Then, board your comfortable A/C minivan and head for the town of Honfleur.

Visit the Charming small Town of Honfleur

Located on the Seine Estuary close to Le Havre and the incredible ‘Pont de Normandie’ bridge, the small port town of Honfleur is one of the most beautiful of the area with its historical center and vieux bassin port and marina. The historical town center still retains stunning half timbered houses, old cobbled stone streets that are located around Sainte Catherine church. The church itself is quite surprising as it has a double roof nearly all made out of wood. Dating back to the 15th century, the church was built by ship builders explaining why the vaulting of the two naves resemble the hulls of ships. Honfleur is also home to famous museums such as the Eugene Boudin museum dedicated to the 19th century painter who originates from Honfleur. Located on Erik Satie square, the museum is home to more than 100 art works of Boudin but also includes paintings from Courbet, Monet, Lebourg, Dufy and many more.

Then discover one of the most beautiful villages of France

After the visit of Honfleur, you will have some time for personal discovery as well as lunch. Then, it will be time to head towards your next destination of the day, the small village of Beuvron en Auge. Rated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France), this village can be considered as a picture perfect postcard of a traditional Normand Village. Stronghold of the d’Harcourt family, on the Cider and Calvados trails, its half timbered houses, old covered market and surrounding manor houses make it a treat to discover. Here you will have some time to stroll through the village on your own for personal discovery.

End the day with a commented tasting of Apple Brandy

Finally, reach a local Calvados distillery located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge. This family owned estate produces some of the most famous Cider, Calvados and Pommeau of Normandy. Here, more than 25 varieties of apples are grown on the 30 hectares of orchards composed of either standard trees or cordons trees. After more than a century of production, the family has gained recognition worldwide for the subtle and delicate art of blends. After a short introduction to the different products that are distilled here, you will participate in a commented tasting of the local spirits. After the tasting, it will be time to return to Bayeux and this will be the end of our services.

Good to Know

  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Tour is operated in English
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Prices are per person
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour — you can read about it here

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