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Ophorus Tours - From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer

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From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer

  • 08 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~7 )

  • Relaxed

  • Multi-languages

    English Français
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Small Group Private Transfer From Paris Airports or city center (all districts) to Bayeux in Normandy including stops on the way. From 2 to 7 persons maximum, expert driver/guide that speaks impeccable English, premium vehicles.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Transfer from Paris to Bayeux
  • Discover Chateau Gaillard, erected by Richard the Lionheart
  • Take in the sights of the exquisite Monet's Giverny House & Gardens
  • Local Tour Guide - Driver
  • Transfer can be customized to suit your interests

Program & Itinerary

Today, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Paris city centre, Paris airports - Charles de Gaulle or Orly - or the surrounding area for a door to door service, private customized transfer from Paris to Bayeux, Normandy, France .Our professional, English speaking driver will meet you in your Paris Hotel lobby, Paris airport exit area or at the door of your accommodation ...

PICK UP IN PARIS 

Today, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Paris city centre, Paris airports - Charles de Gaulle or Orly - or the surrounding area for a door to door service, private customized transfer from Paris to Bayeux, Normandy, France .

Our professional, English speaking driver will meet you in your Paris Hotel lobby, Paris airport exit area or at the door of your accommodation in the city. Then, board one of our recent & comfortable air conditioned vehicle. All our vehicles are premium cars or minivans with a lot of space that respect social distancing with your driver.

TRANSFER TO BAYEUX WITH SIGHTSEEING STOPS ON THE WAY

After being picked up by one of our professional drivers, we will take you to your final destination in the city centre of Bayeux (all areas). We also organise private transfers to all the main destinations in or around the city of Bayeux including all Bayeux hotels or Airbnb accommodations. During the drive, enjoy stops on the way that have been carefully selected so that you may enjoy this Paris to Bayeux transfer as if it was a sightseeing tour.

FIRST STOP IN GIVERNY OR WHY NOT DISCOVER VETHEUIL VILLAGE?

After  just over a one hour drive, reach Monet's Giverny House & Gardens. Here, visit the stunning home and gardens of Claude Monet one of the most famous 19th century impressionist French Painter. Even though the term ‘impressionism’ already existed, one of Monet’s paintings – impression, sunrise – perfectly summarized the style and start of this painting movement.

Upon arrival you will be taken by your guide to the entrance where your visit of the Gardens and House of Claude Monet will begin. There are several things to see on site:

Claude Monet’s House:

The painter arrives in Giverny in 1883 aged 43 years old. Thanks to the selling of a number of paintings to art merchant Durand-Ruel, he is able to acquire this house where he believes he will be able to ameliorate his work on light and color. During more than 40 years, Monet will transform, develop and enlarge the house. As you enter, you will first discover the reading room or ‘little blue sitting room’ followed by the artist’s first studio where he worked until 1899. You will then proceed to the first floor where the private apartments are located. These include Monet’s bedroom where objects and artwork from Monet’s time are exhibited. There are also reproductions of paintings made by his friends: Cézanne, Renoir, Signac or Caillebote. Then, move on to Alice’s bedroom – Claude Monet’s wife – and end the tour of the upper floor with the last room which was Blanche Monet’s bedroom. You will then return to the ground floor to visit the dining room and kitchen. Here, you will admire Monet’s famous collection of Japanese prints.

The ‘Clos Normand’ Garden:

Monet’s love for gardens came as he visited the gardens of friends as well as with the one he took care of in his previous house of Argenteuil. In Giverny, the artist will model his garden so as to better paint it. In front of the house, his creates the Clos Normand. He starts by removing a number of trees, to Alice’s great despair, then reorganizes the flower beds playing with the colors for his paintings. The flower garden is composed of daffodils, tulips, narcissus, iris, oriental poppies, peonies while the central path is lined with nasturtiums, fragrant roses, cherry and Japanese apricot trees.

The water garden:

By diverting a small river, Monet completely created this water garden. He will contemplate nature for hours especially fond of the reflections of the sky that occur on the water. Deeply inspired by ‘Japonism’ – influence of Japanese art on French Artists and writers – he creates a unique world. A Japanese bridge is built and oriental plants are introduced such as maple trees, Japanese peonies, white lilies, bamboos and Ginkgos Biloba. In 1897, Monet begins to paint the “Nymphéas” series inspired by the water lilies pond, achieving one of his most famous artwork reaching the limit of abstraction.

Today, ten gardeners take care of Giverny gardens all year round.

If you are a true Monet fan, then it is also possible for us to make a stop in the small village of Vétheuil. This village is lesser known than Giverny but the painter lived here during 3 years and the house he occupied can be visited. It is said that Monet painted more than 200 paintings while in Vétheuil as times were difficult and the Artist needed money to pay for the rent and take care of his wife who is sick at the time. In fact, Camille will die here at the age of 32 and is buried in the local cemetery. Other artists will also come to Vétheuil including American Painter Joan Mitchell, figure of the abstract expressionist movement, who fell in love with the village.

VISIT MIGHTY CHÂTEAU GAILLARD

Arrive at the village of Les Andelys where famous Chateau Gaillard was built. The building of the castle ordered by Richard Lionheart began 1196 in an attempt to stop the King of France Philippe-Auguste to reconquer Normandy. More than 6000 workers are brought in and the legend says the fortress was built in just a year. 

The result is the construction of a mighty fortress, built on a strategic location and that possessed the latest military innovations of the time. The building of successive rings of moats, fortifications and the use of machicolations made the castle look heavy and indestructible. 

Surrounded by three defensive walls, the keep and living area were meant to be impregnable. The sudden death of King Richard on April 6, 1199 signs the end of the English reign on the Castle. In 1203, after a terrible siege, the french manage to seize the castle. After becoming a prison, either French or English during the 100 years war, the castle will be dismantled in the 16th century by Henri IV.

Upon arrival, follow your guide and visit the site of Chateau Gaillard. The original castle layout is still apparent, largely in the form of three defensive walls (the inner, middle and outer baileys) and the substantial keep and part of the living accommodation inside the inner bailey. As you walk through these romantic ruins, try and notice some surprising flora, plants that were brought back from Palestine by the Crusaders and that still grow and have even adapted quite well.

FINALLY REACH BAYEUX

After the visit of Chateau Gaillard, it will be time to head to Bayeux. Upon arrival in Bayeux we will drop you off at your hotel or accommodation and that will be the end of our services.

WORRY FREE PRICING

We offer very competitive prices that are always set in advance so you can plan your holiday or business expenses without any surprises. Since all our prices are set, there are no hidden costs. After having set your arrival time and pick up time, our English speaking customer service will confirm the fixed rate of your private transfer and pre-book it in our system. All ground transport options from Paris can be done through our website.

All prices quoted are for 2 to 7 passengers. For larger groups, please contact us as we can provide larger sized vehicles such as a minibus or coach. Each passenger can have one large bag (29 x 21 x 11 inches) and one handbag. If you have oversized luggage, or are unsure if your luggage will fit, you can contact us as we have low cost options to have your baggage transported in another vehicle.

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  • Meet your Guide in Paris

  • Visit of Claude Monets House in Giverny

  • Free time for lunch in Giverny

  • Visit of Chateau Gaillard

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bayeux

Suggested Stop / Extra

  • GARDENS OF GIVERNY - ADULT TICKET

    € 10.50

    /pers - all participants
    Entrance tickets to the Gardens of Giverny - Adult tickets
    For Children tickets please go to the Children ticket extra
    Child under 7 : free
    Add a stop or Extra
  • CHATEAU GAILLARD ENTRANCE TICKETS - ADULT TICKET

    € 5.00

    /pers
    Entrance tickets to Chateau Gaillard, erected by Richard the Lionheart in 1196.

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Ophorus Tours - From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer
Ophorus Tours - From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer
Ophorus Tours - From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer
Ophorus Tours - From Paris to Bayeux Private Sightseeing Transfer

Know before you book

  • Transfer available all year round
  • 8 hour private Sightseeing tour
  • You can purchase the entrance tickets during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 7 persons - Larger groups please contact us
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for drivers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Drivers required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle Airport, Train Stations, Hotels or AirBnB in Paris

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Paris Airports, Train Stations or your hotel, guest house, AirBnB accommodation in Paris.

Return

Drop off will be in Bayeux or surrounding area.

Included / excluded

Included

  • English speaking driver, other languages on request
  • Price is for 2 to 7 guests
  • 1 standard suitcase & 1 hand bag per person
  • Infant & Child seats on request
  • Tolls, taxes, parking

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to museums or attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks 
  • Excess luggage supplement
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Can we adapt the tour to fit our wishes?

    Yes, of course. Please let our team of travel advisors know which places you would like to discover and we adapt the tour accordingly.
  • Is lunch included on this sightseeing transfer?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
  • What type of vehicles are used during this private sightseeing transfer?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 7 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Is this Private Tour only available in English?

    No, our talented, multi lingual driver guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Italien or Spanish. Just ask for availability.
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