France : Normandy

Normandy Walk from Deauville to Bayeux - Deluxe

Trip code: W07NS 5 (2 reviews)

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1
Leisurely

12.0Kg CO2e

SUMMARY

  • Discover the famous boardwalk in Deauville and colourful harbour of Honfleur, renowned for its art galleries
  • Walk through classic rural landscapes and sample the region's cuisine: Camembert, cider, and calvados
  • Facing the sea with feet in the sand, experience the special atmosphere of the D-Day landing beaches.
  • Enjoy the boutique hotels in Trouville, a traditional Normandy-style architecture and in Honfleur a 18th century mansion
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Normandy Walk from Deauville to Bayeux

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All continental breakfast
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Walking transfers

TRIP DESCRIPTION

This holiday is an introduction to the authentic Normandy. Explore this diverse and beautiful region, which was a source of inspiration for so many painters, and which is today the setting for the painful World War II vestiges in Colleville-sur-Mer or Arromanches.

Wander through the heart of a landscape full of small enclosed fields called 'bocage'. These beautiful fields and gentle valleys are enclosed by hedges and copses and full of grazing cows. Walk in the scent of cider apples on quiet paths, shaded by the orchards and surrounded by stud farms or half-timbered manor houses.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Deauville / Trouville

Artists and writers have long fallen for Trouville, Deauville's older sibling. It's equally as charming with its villas, splendid and sands but it also has a vibrant fishing port.

You stay at Hostellerie du Vallon.

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Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville

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This traditional Normandy-style architecture hotel is located 700m from the beach and offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, billiard room, newly equipped fitness room and outdoor lounge with bar and fireplace in the winter.

Day 2: At Trouville (12km/7.5mi)

Follow the glamourous boardwalk where celebrities love to stroll during the American Film Festival in Deauville. It is one of the most memorable seaside resorts in Normandy and an international centre for horses with its two racecourses and range of prestigious international races.

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You stay at Hostellerie du Vallon.

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Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

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Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Safe
Tea/coffee


This traditional Normandy-style architecture hotel is located 700m from the beach and offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, billiard room, newly equipped fitness room and outdoor lounge with bar and fireplace in the winter.

Day 3: Trouville to Honfleur (13km/8.1mi or 18km/11.2mi or 11km/6.8mi)

Your day starts with a stunning view over the Seine Estuary. Then, walk along the coast through the villages of Villervile and Criqueboeuf. Then continue through woods to reach the Village of Pennedepie. Along your way, you will have the opportunity to explore a farm specialising in Cider and Calvados (apple brandy).

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You stay at Hotel L'Ecrin.

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Hotel L'Ecrin, Honfleur

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Behind the hotel’s elegant façade, you’ll find spaces that mix charm, history, authenticity and modern comfort. In this enchanting setting, enjoy a blissful day before getting the perfect night's sleep. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast on the veranda or in the garden, rest by the outdoor heated pool, relax in the wellness area (featuring a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi), get lost in a book or magazine in the lounge, try out some snooker or enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar.

The charm of an 18th century Norman mansion at the heart of a park : During your stay, you'll notice lots of furniture and antiques evoking Honfleur, renowned as being the town of painters and Impressionists.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 4: At Honfleur

Discover Honfleur, the Normandy gem of art and history. Stroll in the narrow streets and along the picturesque harbour which has inspired many Impressionist artists. Wander around the famous Vieux Basin and up and down the alleys of the picturesque Sainte-Catherine district with the impressive France's largest timber-built church with a separate bell tower. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit at the Impressionist museum or other art galleries in Honfleur.

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You stay at Hotel L'Ecrin.

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Hotel L'Ecrin, Honfleur

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar


Behind the hotel’s elegant façade, you’ll find spaces that mix charm, history, authenticity and modern comfort. In this enchanting setting, enjoy a blissful day before getting the perfect night's sleep. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast on the veranda or in the garden, rest by the outdoor heated pool, relax in the wellness area (featuring a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi), get lost in a book or magazine in the lounge, try out some snooker or enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar.

The charm of an 18th century Norman mansion at the heart of a park : During your stay, you'll notice lots of furniture and antiques evoking Honfleur, renowned as being the town of painters and Impressionists.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 5: Honfleur to Port en Bessin via Arromanche (12km/7.5mi)

Walking transfer to Arromanches. This seaside resort is inextricably linked with the liberation of western Europe after D-Day, along with the staggeringly large concrete blocks remaining from the Mulberry Harbour towed over from Britain in June 1944. War museums bring the massive Allied operations here back to life. Start the walk towards Gold beach and get the best view from the cliff over the artificial harbour of Arromanches and reach the German Battery of Longues sur mer before ending at the fishing harbour of Port en Bessin.

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You stay at Hotel Mercure.

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Hotel Mercure, Port en Bessin

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Mercure Omaha Beach features a restaurant and a bar lounge with soft lighting and billiards table. It offers panoramic views over the 36-hole Golf Course and the sea, a swimming pool and the beauty institute Espace Forme Oma. This hotel offers stylish rooms with a flat-screen TV and all have Wi-Fi access.

Day 6: At Port en Bessin (21km/13.0mi or 12km/7.5mi)

Walk to Colleville-sur-Mer. After a very emotional walk through the American cemetery, walk down the cliff to Omaha beach and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer exactly where the American troops climbed up and where 5,000 soldiers, fallen in the name of liberty, are laid to rest. Walk the beach most of the way to return to your hotel. Then, relax by the pool for a drink or enjoy the spa.

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You stay at Hotel Mercure.

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Hotel Mercure, Port en Bessin

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Visa
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Pool
Hairdryer
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TV
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Mercure Omaha Beach features a restaurant and a bar lounge with soft lighting and billiards table. It offers panoramic views over the 36-hole Golf Course and the sea, a swimming pool and the beauty institute Espace Forme Oma. This hotel offers stylish rooms with a flat-screen TV and all have Wi-Fi access.

Day 7: Port en Bessin to Bayeux (17km/10.6mi)

Leave the coast to reach the Aure Valley and walk along beside stunning old granite manors and farmhouses to Tour-en-Bessin before arriving at the former allies headquarters through the commonwealth war memorial. In the heart of the medieval city of Bayeux, explore the Cathedral, a gem of Norman architecture, remarkably well preserved. Another unmissable place is the Bayeux Tapestry: listed 'World Heritage' by UNESCO, the 70 metres long Tapestry recounts the Conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy.

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You stay at Hotel Lion d'Or.

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Hotel Lion d'Or, Bayeux

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You will discover the authentic eighteenth century coach house. In a warm and cosy atmosphere for your comfort and pleasure the staff is at your disposal to make your stay at the hotel or stop-over a most enjoyable time. A full and hearty breakfast, an original and warm lounge bar where you can just relax, a gourmet restaurant with a refined cuisine... make up the services and the hotel-quality service provided. Everything is designed to offer our guests an unforgettable stay in Normandy.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 8: Leave Bayeux

Extending your holiday

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra hotel nights we recommend: Hotel Lion d'Or, Bayeux; Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville.

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Hotel Lion d'Or, Bayeux

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Safe
Tea/coffee


You will discover the authentic eighteenth century coach house. In a warm and cosy atmosphere for your comfort and pleasure the staff is at your disposal to make your stay at the hotel or stop-over a most enjoyable time. A full and hearty breakfast, an original and warm lounge bar where you can just relax, a gourmet restaurant with a refined cuisine... make up the services and the hotel-quality service provided. Everything is designed to offer our guests an unforgettable stay in Normandy.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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Hostellerie du Vallon, Trouville

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Safe
Tea/coffee


This traditional Normandy-style architecture hotel is located 700m from the beach and offers a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, billiard room, newly equipped fitness room and outdoor lounge with bar and fireplace in the winter.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $669.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $669.

TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

Very pleasant and helpful to talk to and arrange the holiday. I will certainly arrange another holiday with them.

Alistair Beattie, 9 Oct 2023

 

So pleased we worked with Headwater. We used them to book our flights and rail tickets too. We found the maps and the GPS app on our phone useful too. it helped to read previous reviews and learn the we could turn our phones on to airplane mode and the app still worked. The towns, villages and coastline were magic. The local guide who met with us and ran us to one of the hotels was terrific and very knowledgeable. There was only one day we felt that the route overlapped with a but we had covered the previous day but only for about an hour. The suggestions for dining were good but the towns we stayed had loads of eating places so we didn't pre book any. Doing this walk the week leading up to the D Day anniversary was extra special as there were lots of events, people etc creating a very heart-warming atmosphere in the towns and at the two cemeteries. As well as enjoying the wonderful scenery we loved taking time to learn about the role Normandy played in history.

MACDONALD, 29 May 2023

 


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 1
Leisurely

12.0Kg CO2e

7 nights from $2450

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: +44 1606 720199

 

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