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Monet & the Impressionists in Normandy Escorted Tour

3 nights starting from
£799

  • Monet's House and garden at Giverny, home to his beloved lily pond

  • Musée d'Art Moderne André Mairaux, Le Havre

  • Arts & Crafts-inspired Parc du Bois des Moutiers

This wonderful short lecture tour, based in Rouen, visits his house and garden in Giverny as well as a host of other places associated with Impressionism in the area. Rouen's superb Musee des Beaux Arts, Honfleur and the Parc de Bois des Moutiers near Dieppe, all in the incomparable company of Scott Anderson whose knowledge and enthusiasm will enlighten and entertain.

Available Departures

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Provisional Timings

Folkestone

Departing: 03rd May 2019 at 11:20

Returning: 06th May 2019 at 17:36

01 - May - 2020 £ 895.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

Folkestone

Departing: 01st May 2020 at 11:20

Returning: 04th May 2020 at 17:20

ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel by coach from London (approx 08.00) or Maidstone (09.15) to Folkestone for Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and onwards to Rouen for check in to hotel. Introductory lecture, 'Monet at Giverny', welcome drink and dinner with wine at the hotel.

Day 2: Monet's Garden and Musée d'Impressionisme, Giverny.
A full day in Giverny today with visits to Monet's House and Gardens, home to his beloved lily pond and the Musée d'Impresionisme, home to a series of exhibitions dedicated to Impressionism. Lecture, 'Impressionism or painting quickly out of doors' and dinner with wine at the hotel. 

Day 3: Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen and Musée d'Art Moderne, Le Havre.
A morning visit to Rouen's fabulous Musée des Beaux Arts that houses a wonderful collection including Monet's Rouen Catherdral and works by Boudin and Dufy. Afternoon visit to Le Havre and entrance to the Musée d’art Moderne André Malraux (MuMa) followed by a visit to the pretty port of Honfleur. Time will be allowed for dinner (own expense) here before returning to Rouen for overnight stay. 

Day 4: Parc du Bois des Moutiers and home.
Return to Maidstone and London via the Eurotunnel at Calais. En-route, your final visit will be the Arts & Crafts movement-inspired Parc du Bois des Moutiers near Dieppe, designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1898. Return to Maidstone is expected at about 18.00 and London at 19.30.  

NB:
Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Travel Arrangements
The quickest and most convenient way to get to this area of Normandy is by modern, executive coach and Eurotunnel. 
Departure from London Victoria will be at about 08.00 with a further pick up made at Maidstone Services in good time for a scheduled Eurotunnel departure of 11.20. The Eurotunnel crossing operates up to 4 times per hour and takes just 35 minutes to Calais. The driving time from Calais to Rouen is approximately 2 hours. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 25 passengers. 

INCLUDED

  • Return coach and Eurotunnel from London Victoria or Maidstone Services to Rouen
  • Three nights' bed and breakfast at the Mercure Rouen Champs de Mars, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room 
  • Two lectures, welcome drink on first evening and two dinners with wine at the hotel
  • Coach throughout the tour and entrance fees
  • Scott Anderson and tour manager throughout. 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities 

HOTELS

Hotel Mercure Rouen Champ de Mars

Located a 10-minute walk from the historic city centre and the Cathedral, the Mercure Rouen Champ de Mars hotel offers modern rooms with all the comforts you need with a restaurant, bar, and comfortable bedrooms with private bathroom, TV, telephone and wifi.

Hotel Mecure Rouen Website

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Recent Reviews

 

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Our very own Andrew Graham Dixon, Dr Anderson, revealed a very special talent for spotting flâneurs, summing up Eugene Boudin's prodigious herd and demythologising the cult of the Impressionist Washerwoman. Bravo!

Review by Mr Peter Jones who travelled 06-May-2016


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Magical trip we enjoyed every moment. Fantastic tour guide,art expert,coach driver. Recommend the tour.....fabulous.

Review by Mrs Maureen Jennings who travelled 06-May-2016


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A comfortable coach with a loo made the trip easier also a good driver who very considerately went via Waterloo on the way back as a two hour hold up at Calais had caused problems for some people travelling on.

Review by Mrs A Nevill who travelled 06-May-2016


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good driver; compact programme ; excellent art lectures; good food. stay at Honfleur could have been a bit longer

Review by Mr G Kunz who travelled 06-May-2016


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I was very impressed by the high standard of service from Gil the tour manager, nothing was too much trouble for her. Also the depth & quality of knowledge from Dr Anne Anderson. I would definitely travel with your company again.

Review by Mrs Patricia Fuller who travelled 06-May-2016


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All the people involved in making the trip happen were excellent. Gordon the driver was courteous and unflappable throughout; Anne, the lecturer was extremely knowledgeable and a very talented speaker; and Jill, the tour manager juggled taking one of the party to hospital, unexpected road closures due to a road race, and delays to the Eurotunnel shuttle, whilst also herding an unruly band of guests around the countryside. I'm full of admiration for all three of them. An excellent and very enjoyable trip!

Review by Mrs Julia Wise who travelled 06-May-2016


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We were blessed with wonderful weather, but, because it was a holiday weekend, the Rouen museum was closed except for the extra exhibition. Because of the extra exhibitions, an additional day would have been good...just all a bit too crammed.

Review by Ms Helen Leigh who travelled 06-May-2016


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I am deaf so although formal lectures were good and easy to follow, there was generally too much talking, which required me to switch off frequently . . . so too much information

Review by Mr David Buck who travelled 06-May-2016


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Anne Anderson and Helene Gaujac both worked incredibly hard to make the trip really successful and both gave commitment over and above what the programme indicated.

Review by Mrs Monica Frost who travelled 08-May-2015


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A map of honfleur would have been welcome

Review by Mrs Catherine Foot who travelled 08-May-2015


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In particular our lecturer, Anne, was excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable, very entertaining and a very good speaker. This was my fourth trip and we will be booking again soon!

Review by Ms S Davenport who travelled 08-May-2015


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my original guest was ill so we're going again next year. "the journey was one of ecstasy as well as travel" (A Journey in Ladakh)

Review by Mrs Judith Cox who travelled 02-May-2014


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Very good tour especially the Tour Manager and the excellent Guide. Only criticism is that I had to telephone 3 times to try to find out what time the coach left from Victoria and could not get a time from anyone. Think you need to either send out final detials earlier or at least basic details eg what time the coach is leaving because of the need to arrange either accommodation the night before or check transport times to get there. Apart from that it was very good.

Review by Mr Stephanie Carver who travelled 02-May-2014

Travel Editions feedback:

We are glad you enjoyed the tour and apologise for the lack a of a coach time before your departure documentation, sent 14 days in advance.


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Honfleur was not up to standard. Third rate museum and 4 hours to fill. Another house and garden like the Parc de Bois des Moutiers would have been perfect. Giverney was brilliant-house, garden and museum.

Review by Mr John Garton who travelled 02-May-2014


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