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Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy
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 including Rouen's superb Musee des Beaux Arts, the Boudin Museum at Honfleur and the Parc de Bois des Moutiers near Dieppe, all in the incomparable company of Dr. Anne Anderson whose knowledge and enthusiasm will enlighten and entertain.
The group size on this tour is limited to 25 passengers to ensure that smaller sites can be visited and that you get a high level of attention.
- Return coach and Eurotunnel from London Victoria or Maidstone Services to Rouen
- Three nights bed and breakfast at the three star Hotel De Dieppe, 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
- Dr Anne Anderson and tour manager throughout.
- 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
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.
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.
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 the pretty port of Honfleur and Musée Eugene Boudin which documents the artistic appeal of Honfleur and the Seine estuary. Time will be allowed for dinner (own expense) here before returning to Rouen for overnight stay.
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.
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 four times per hour and takes just 35 minutes to Calais. The driving time from Calais to Rouen is approximately two hours.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 25 passengers.
Located in the centre of Rouen and only a few minutes walk from the historical centre, the three star De Dieppe Hotel offers a restaurant, bar, and comfortable bedrooms with private bathroom, TV, telephone and wifi.
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Gill (Tour Manager), Anne (Lecturer) and Gordon (Driver) were all exceptional such that we had a very fulfilling holiday.. The content was well balanced with time in Rouen, Giverny, Honfleur and last of all at the Parc du Bois des Moutiers. As a finale we were shown round the unusual and stimulating Lutyens house by the owner which proved to be an unexpected spiritual experience. We would highly recommend this holiday.