Driving Services

Take the hassle out of driving around and book a private car with driver to take you to the sites of Normandy. We are able to provide non guided trips to Mont St Michel & St Malo, Giverny, Rouen or organise days out to visit the sites of William the Conqueror. We do not provide a guide, but give you a detailed itinerary to follow, with your driver on hand to offer support and guidance.

Mont St Michel

Mont Saint Michel, is a marvel of the Western World, was founded over 1300 years ago when the Archangel Saint Michael appeared at the summit of a rocky islet and called for a sanctuary to be built to the glory of God. For over 1000 years, the people's faith and skills were applied to create the pinnacle of medieval architecture.

On this unique UNESCO site, Mère Poulard, the famous chef, founded her inn in 1888 and there created her famous recipes, renowned in France and the world over. Today over 3 million people visit Mont Saint Michel to see the Abbey, Ramparts, walk along the Grand Rue and attend Mass.

Giverny

Giverny is where Claude Monet lived for more than 40 years. Visit the house and garden that he created. There are many highlights especially the House, the Water Garden and Japanese Bridge as seen in his paintings.

Rouen

William the Conqueror died here in 1087 and in 1431 it was the stage for the trial and execution of Joan of Arc. She was burned at the stake in the Place du Vieux-Marché (the Old Marketplace); the position is still marked by a huge bronze cross.

Allied bombing largely destroyed the city, but Cathédrale Notre-Dame, immortalised by Monet, remained fairly unscathed. Substantial investment has been focused on restoring parts of the city to its former medieval glory.

Especially interesting is the Chapelle de la Vierge, where the heart of Richard the Lion-Heart is entombed as a token of his affection for the people of Rouen. The chapel also contains the Renaissance tombs of the cardinals d Amboise.

Medieval Tour – William the Conqueror

The first Norman king of England, born 1027 in Falaise and died 9th September 1087, William was the illegitimate son of Robert I, duke of Normandy. However, as Roberts only son, he became duke at the age of eight following his fathers death. He is buried in the Abbey of St. Stephen in Caen.

Williams reign is perhaps best known for two major accomplishments: The Domesday Book and the Bayeux Tapestry. During the day discover The Ducal Castle, Abbaye aux Hommes and Abbaye aux Dames in Caen, Bayeux Tapestry and Falaise Castle where William was born.

Price is dependent on meeting place. We can either meet you from your Cruise Ship, Hotel, Gite or train station. Please contact us for more details.

Also available private guided D-Day Tours.

  • Mont St Michel
  • Falaise Castle
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Giverny House