The first stop of our 1 day getaway is Rouen, a beautiful medieval city. We'll start with an amazing view over the city and the Seine River from Sainte Catherine Hill. Then, I'll guide you through the charming old streets of the "town of a hundred tower bells " and its half-timbered houses, monuments as the cathedral, the big clock, & typical market places. As we are walking, I'll share with you a bit of history of Joan of Arc and anecdotes about the life in Rouen in centuries past. Then, we'll meet Victoire, a local grocer, to taste typical food and beverage from Normandy. After this overview of Normandy culture, we'll drive to Veules-les-Roses, one of the most charming Normandy villages by the beach. Here, we'll walk along the smallest river that exists in France to reach the heart of the village & admire the amazing houses made up of bricks, very similar to the English properties, and stop for a Normandy lunch (not included). This old village is famous for its Oysters & fresh fishes, and inspired a lot of famous Parisian writers and Russian painters. We'll end this getaway by the highlight of the day : the beach and the incredible Normandy cliffs! We'll take time to walk around, enjoy the beautiful landscape, refresh our mind with Ocean air and memories before driving back to Paris. Dday beaches & national cemetery are unfortunately to far to make it in 1 day.
I am the founder of Hasta agency which helps travelers to explore France with a new perspective, apart from the famous monuments and touristic places. Exploring unknown places, tasting typical food and beverage, meeting locals is Hasta's spirit. Born and raised in Normandy and living in Paris since 10 years now, I always took my friends, from all over the world, on a trip to my childhood area. When I created Hasta, it was obvious for me to create a getaway from Paris to Normandy, to show people how beautiful this place is, between medieval cities, charming villages and amazing landscape by the beach. Perfectly knowing the Normandy gastronomy, I work with plenty of local farmers, fishermen and grocers that provide the best typical food and beverage to taste. Follow me on my Instagram to know more : @hasta_paris
Tasting of typical Normandy food : Neufchâtel cheese, Camembert cheese. Normandy lunch is not included, and will cost you…
Typical Normandy drink : apple cider, apple juice
By car, round trip.
Jokes and good vibes!
"The city of a hundred tower bells", the Gros Horloge, Rouen Cathedral, Saint Maclou church, Sainte Catherine hill, Veules-Les-Roses village and beach, the incredible Normandy Cliffs
Getaway to picturesque Normandy