Paris 3 nights?
Normandy 2 nights?
Brittany 3 nights?
Are you coming to Paris on business or to a conference and would like a side trip as a getaway? After your business trip, stay a few extra nights to explore the magic of this most interesting and vibrant capital and city of light?
The architecture, the many interesting museums, art galleries, unusual street sculptures --- the street markets and the atmosphere -- the lovers along the River Seine, the booksellers, the beautiful bridges, the little Paris street squares --- Montmartre - the artists, the little "galleries" with their beautiful architecture and covered glass ceilings - discover the tiny little antique shops, browse the old bookshops or buy ancient stamps or browse for that unusual painting - have them shipped home --
Breakfast at a little street cafe and enjoy a freshly baked croissant and freshly brewed coffee --
After Paris do another little side trip getaway to Normandy and Brittany?
Drive or take the train to Normandy, pass by the cathedral at Rouen which Monet painted or visit Monet's garden nearby which he made famous --- see the waterlilies and dream --
Visit the war graves and the landing beaches, stroll through the tiny towns and villages many of which have quaint cobbled streets and old beamed buildings. Go back in time --
Pass by and visit the famous abbey of Mont St Michel and travel into beautiful Brittany with its little fishing ports.
Watch the fishermen unloading their fish and shellfish -- go to seafood restaurants to taste the "catch of the day" ---
See the dramatic rocky coastlines and inlets of the sea or visit many of the quiet and secluded sandy beaches, see the hundreds of megaliths and standing stones from centuries past --some even on a tiny island and going into the sea --
Find the tiny island where "Bonnie Prince Charlie" Stuart sailed from to claim the throne of Scotland before the Battle of Culloden ----
Watch some graceful old traditional sailing boats? Visit the Museum of Sailing and see Eric Tabarly's yacht, which he took across the Atlantic in the Trans Atlantic Yacht Race and won -- design your own yacht in the museum to fulfill your dreams --
Find medieval churches and roadside calvaries - maybe see some lace "coiffes" at a local fete? Perhaps see a local "Pardon" with lots of locals and some in traditional costume?
Maybe trace the artists such as Paul Gaugin and Emile Bernard and find out what they did in Brittany and where they went --
Visit the School of Painting and visit many of the little art galleries around this interesting little town?
Perhaps buy some little locally made shortbread biscuits called "Galettes" to take home as souvenirs?
Find an interesting little town which is twinned with its Celtic "cousins" in Ireland and Scotland?
Go to the Museum of Lace and find out how lace is made? Maybe have a lesson? Meet some of the locals and old ladies who still wear the beautiful Breton lace "Coiffe" for special occasions?
Go for a seafood lunch and taste the local oysters washed down with a glass of dry white wine or go to a creperie and taste the famous Breton "crepes" eaten with the delicious local Breton cider ---
Watch the crepes being made with recipes from generations past -- taste the "Far Breton" or "Clafoutis" - and - forget the diet!! Maybe find a recipe?
The list is getting longer as - so much to do and see and the experiences -- --
What a way to finish a trip ---and so many traditions in the area - and - don't forget the lovely souvenirs such as "galettes" and lace!
The team at France Made Easy can make this a reality for you as we can tailor your trip to suit exactly what you prefer - have extra or fewer nights - whichever suits you best and all to suit your available time in France.
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