Day One—Saturday June 24, 2017
We will leave Brittany and drive on to your beachfront home for the week located ON Omaha Beach in Normandy. Lunch en-route*. Then, soon after we arrive, we will enjoy a locally produced beverages and hors d’oeurves. Then relax until it is time for dinner.
Breakfast and dinner by Artistic Gourmet Adventures.
Day Two—Sunday June 25, 2017
Sunday is we will travel to the nearby city of Caen with it’s castle built in 1060 AD by William the Conqueror and it is one of the largest castles in Western Europe. Today, the castle serves as a museum that houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (Museum of Fine Arts of Caen) and Musée de Normandie (Museum of Normandy) along with many periodical exhibitions about arts and history. Caen is also known for the Battle for Caen—heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city. The city has now preserved the memory by erecting a memorial and a museum dedicated to peace, the Memorial de Caen.
Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner by Artistic Gourmet Adventures.
Day Three—Monday June 26, 2017
Today, we head out to the beaches of Normandy. Here we will meet our expert guide who will journey with for a whole day of history of the invasion of Normandy.
Breakfast by Artistic Gourmet Adventures, Lunch in Sainte Mere Eglise* and dinner in a local seaside restaurant*.
Day Four—Tuesday June 25, 2017
After breakfast, you will have a choice. We will go together as a group to explore more D-Day Museums and sites or all go to Bayeux, or if desired we can split up into two groups. One going back to the D-Day Beaches and the other group going on to Bayeux. Founded as a Gallo-Roman settlement in the 1st century BC under the name Augustodurum, Bayeux is the capital of the former territory of Gaul. Evidence of earlier human occupation of the territory comes from fortified Celtic camps confined to scattered Druid huts along the banks of the Aure and Drome rivers or on Mount Phaunus where they worshiped. Titus Sabinus, a lieutenant of Julius Caesar, subjected the Bessin region to Roman domination. Bayeux is the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.
Breakfast by Artistic Gourmet Adventures, Lunch in local restaurant* and dinner at our seaside home.