This small group tour from Paris will let you discover the best of Normandy during a whole day.Escape from Paris for the day and join our wine & spirits expert driver & guide in our comfortable minivan!Enjoy delicious local cheeses (Camembert, Livarot, Coulommiers, Pont-L’Eveque) during a visit at a cheese factory, as well as apple cider & Calvados (hard cider) during your lunch at a traditionnal distillery. You will also discover the beautiful landscapes of the Côte Fleurie (flowery coast) that inspired many impressionist painters and two emblematic cities of the region, the glamourous Deauville and the romantic Honfleur.
Normandy… everyone know this region for its rich history, from the Vikings invasions to D-Day , during WW2. Located about 2h30 north from Paris, this unique part of France can be depicted with green fields overlooking the sea where cows are peacefully eating fresh grass under the shade of apple trees. The region also boasts picturesque and flowery villages which, together with the magical landscapes, which makes it the cradle of the impressionist art movement, born in the 19th century with Renoir, Monet, Boudin…The region is renowned worldwide for its local delicacies, the most famous ones being made from local apples (cider & hard cider, called Calvados) and cheese! (Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Êveque)Wine Passport’s tour will allow you to escape from Paris for the day and to enjoy the fresh air of one of France’s most beautiful parts! Our wine & spirits expert guide will pick you up in the morning and your hotel and will drive you safely to Normandy, while you enjoy freshly baked croissants. During the whole tour, he will provide you with fun anecdotes and information about the region’s delicacies. The first visit of the day will be a cheese factory. Discover all the processes needed to create Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Êveque and taste the different cheeses!You will then visit one of the region’s best cider & hard cider producers. After discovering the distillery, located in a building with an architecture typical of the region, you will have the chance to enjoy its beverages paired with local delicacies during lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of the Côte Fleurie (flowery coast), the region’s most beautiful landscapes. You will first have a walk on the mythical beach of the city of Deauville, also called “the Parisian riviera”, famous for its casino and all the celebrities who come during the international movie festival. Your next and last stop will be in the city of Honfleur, where you will wander through its romantic streets and enjoy delicious Normand “crêpes” on its charming old harbor that you will recognize from famous impressionist paintings.