Paris – Normandie

FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM

20 days / 19 nights

Program

Travel through France in the footsteps of French Impressionist painters, Paris - Normandy - Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te-d'Azur. Opportunity to practice French during the trip

Day 1 - Paris

  • Welcome of the Group by the FRANCE HERITAGE TRAVEL team at the Hotel
  • Presentation of the program and questions/answers Group
  • dinner at the Hotel
Notre Dame Paris
Fontaine Invalides Paris

Day 2 - Paris

  • Morning: Guided tour of the Impressionist collection at the MusĂ©e de l’Orangerie.
  • Travel by coach to Montmartre.
  • Lunch Place du Tertre.
  • Afternoon: guided walking tour of Montmartre followed by a return by coach via places painted by the Impressionists such as Clichy and Pigalle.
  • Evening: Welcome dinner.
Louvre et Seine
Ruelle colorée de Montmartre

Day 3 - Paris

 

  • Morning: Guided bus tour of the Seine Valley near Paris which inspired the Impressionists: Louveciennes, Bougival, Croissy, Chatou and Argenteuil.
  • Lunch: Group meal at Renoir’s favorite bistro, Restaurant La Fournaise.
  • Evening: Free
Seine Ă  Paris

Day 4 - Paris

 

  • Guided bus tour of the Forest of Fontainebleau and discovery of several mythical places of pre-Impressionist painting in France (Barbizon, Chailly, Moret sur Loing).
  • Lunch in an inn overlooking the Loing
  • Evening: Free
ForĂŞt de Fontainebleau
Village Fontainebleau

Day 5 - Paris

 

  • Morning: Guided tour of the Marmottan Museum – Claude Monet Free lunch
  • Afternoon: Guided tour of the Oise Valley via Pontoise followed by a visit to the Pissar Museum and Auvers-sur-Oise ((Van Gogh, Pissarro, Daubigny).
  • Evening: Group dinner
Musée de l’Orangerie

Day 6 - Paris

 

  • Morning: Guided tour of the MusĂ©e d’Orsay with a professional guide.
  • Rest of the day free.
Peinture impressionniste
Statue Invalides
Vue de Paris

Day 7 - From Paris to Rouen (5 nights)

 

  • Morning: Depart for Rouen for a guided coach tour through the Seine Valley and Normandy via Giverny to visit Monet’s famous garden and its water lilies.
  • Visit to the Museum of American Impressionism.
  • Free lunch
  • Afternoon: Departure for Vernon, stopping at the spectacular town of Les Andelys.
  • Evening: Installation at the HĂ´tel de Rouen
Les Andelys
Giverny nenuphars
Les Andelys

Day 8 - Rouen

 

  • Morning: Guided tour of Rouen Cathedral, the old town in the footsteps of Monet Free lunch
  • Afternoon: and the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Evening: Group dinner
Cathédrale de Rouen
Rue de Rouen

Day 9 - Rouen

 

  • Morning: Day in Honfleur with a guided tour of the old town and the port evoking the memories of Boudin, Monet, Jonkind, Sisley, Pissarro and many others, then visit the Eugène Boudin Museum.
  • Gourmet lunch to discover Norman gastronomy.
  • Evening: Free
Honfleur
Gastronomie française

Day 10 - Rouen

 

  • Morning: Guided tour by bus along the “floral coast” to discover the towns of Trouville, Deauville which were the inspiration for many famous Impressionist works.
  • Free afternoon giving you time to discover the Historial of Joan of Arc.
  • Evening: Group dinner followed by an exceptional show where the Notre Dame de Rouen cathedral will put on its costume of light! (show only in summer)
Cote Normande

Day 11 - Rouen

 

  • Morning: Cross the Pont de Normandie to Le Havre for a guided tour of the AndrĂ© Malraux Museum with one of the largest collections of French Impressionist works outside of Paris (more than 200 works by Boudin).
  • Free lunch
  • Afternoon: Bus tour along the coast to Étretat, FĂ©camp, Pourville.
  • Evening: Group dinner
Pont de Normandie
Falaises Normandes
Village en Normandie

Day 12 - From Rouen to Aix-en-Provence (4 nights)

 

  • Morning: Transfer from the hotel to the train station. TGV from Rouen to Avignon. Transfer by coach to your hotel in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Evening: Group dinner
champs de lavande en provence
Aix en Provence
Fontaine Aix en Provence

Day 13 - Aix-en-Provence

 

  • CĂ©zanne day on a guided tour in and around Aix-en-Provence.
  • Morning: Discovery of the works of CĂ©zanne.
  • Afternoon: Visit of the Granet Museum followed by a coach tour around the Montagne Sainte Victoire.
  • Evening: Gourmet dinner to discover Provençal gastronomy
Montagne Sainte Victoire
Cuisinier plat gastronomique

Day 14 - Aix-en-Provence

 

  • Van Gogh Day
  • Morning: Guided tour of the city of Arles and its surroundings
  • Free lunch
  • Afternoon: Visit of Alyscamps, les Baux, St RĂ©my de Provence
  • Evening: Group dinner
Arles
Alyscamps

Day 15 - Aix-en-Provence

 

  • Morning: Guided tour of CĂ©zanne’s studio and “La Maison du jas”, CĂ©zanne’s family home and source of inspiration for over 40 years.
  • Rest of the day free.
  • Evening: Group dinner
Atelier Cezanne Aix en Provence
Cours Mirabeau, Aix en Provence

Day 16 - De Aix-en-Provence Ă  Nice (4 nuits)

 

  • Depart by coach through Provence to the French Riviera for lunch in Antibes which inspired a series of works by Monet.
  • Free lunch
  • Afternoon: Guided tour of the Grimaldi Museum (Picasso Museum) Installation in your hotel in Nice
  • Evening: Group dinner
Baie en Provence
Antibes

Day 17 - Nice

  • Day dedicated to Auguste Renoir.
  • Visit of Cagnes-sur-Mer, les Collettes (Renoir’s house). Group lunch in Menton
  • Return to Nice via the superb town of Eze.
  • Evening: Free
Musée Renoir
CĂ´te d'Azur

Day 18 - Nice

  • Morning: Visit of the Cheret Museum.
  • Free lunch Visit of the old town and the Promenade des Anglais.
  • Rest of the day free with choice of visits: Marc Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum…
  • Evening: Group dinner
Nice Plage
Musée Matisse, Nice
Nice Vieille ville

Day 19 - Nice

  • Morning: Discovery of
  • Monaco-Monte-Carlo.
  • Afternoon: Guided tour of Monaco then visit to the Casino.
  • Evening: Farewell dinner.
Monaco
Casino de Monaco

Day 20 - Nice

  • Transfer to Nice airport.

Prestations

The price includes
  • Guides throughout the stay
  • Public transport (1st class train, coach with high level of service)
  • Half-board accommodation (4 stars)
  • Gourmet meals
  • Professional guided tours
Do not understand
  • One meal a day
  • Personal expenses

  • Insurance

  • Round trip to France

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