MG Normandy 2019 5th Sep - 10th Sep 2019From £465.00 per person
MG Normandy 2019
5th – 10th September 2019
There is a gentler pace to life in Normandy. The coast is dominated by sand dunes and beaches; its woodlands hug rolling hills and its farms are famed for producing the best apples and cheeses. The true joy of exploring Normandy by car lies in meandering along the rural lanes and stopping to explore the forgotten villages and timbered buildings. For this escorted MGOC tour we have planned a relaxing weekend taking in cultural heritage, gastronomic indulgence and picturesque drives in equal measure.
Thursday 5th September
Check-in at the Brittany Ferries terminal in Portsmouth at 19.25hrs for the 20.40hrs crossing to St Malo. A 3-course buffet dinner has been arranged on board. A 2 berth inside cabin has been reserved for this overnight crossing.
Friday 6th September
Arrive in St Malo at 08.40hrs. If you didn’t have time for breakfast on board, the beautiful mediaeval walled town is just outside the port and is perfect for an early morning stroll and croissant. Suitably refreshed, follow the coast road to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint Michel. After exploring the cobbled streets & curios shops, return to your car for the short journey to our lakeside hotel in Bagnoles-de-L’Orne.
Saturday 7th September
Today offers the opportunity to enjoy some of the region’s most iconic features; Camembert cheese, the Battle of Normandy Museum at Mont-Ormel and the stunning horses and display at the Haras du Pin Royal Stud.
Sunday 8th September
Today will offer a scenic drive through Suisse Normande, an area that has been carved by the Orne river and created dramatic meanders and gorges into the rocks of the area. The highest heights in these parts reach over 1,000 feet, making for ideal driving routes for exploring these riverside villages and low-lying hills.
Monday 9th September
After a breakfast, we bring another level of history to this insightful weekend. Return north to the famous Normandy beaches east of the city of Caen, a poignant visit as this year marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Alternatively visit the cathedral town of Bayeux, home to the famous tapestry. Return back the port in Ouistreham by 21:30hrs ready for the 23:00hrs sailing back to Portsmouth. A 2 berth inside cabin has been reserved for this overnight crossing.
Tuesday 10th September
Arrive in Portsmouth at 06.45hrs for the journey home.