Art tour to Normandy by coach: 4 days, 3 nights

Normandy is the home of Impressionism and Le Havre was the setting for Monet’s famous 1872 painting – Impression, soleil levant. This tour is an excellent opportunity for teachers looking to give their groups a balanced experience of practical art activities alongside some great museum visits, architecture and inspirational landscapes.

Example Itinerary

Day one
Depart from school by coach
Connect with channel crossing
Stop at Honfleur en route – sketching of port and old buildings such as Saint-Catherine’s Church
Arrive at accommodation
Evening sketching harbour at Courseulles-sur-Mer

Day two
Bayeux Tapestry
Bayeux Cathedral
Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) in Caen
OR sketching of the Château du Baffy and grounds

Day three
Monet’s Giverny
Full day at Mont St Michel

Day four
Depart accommodation
Stop en route at Le Havre MuMa – Museum of Modern Art, then at Étretat sketching the Aval’s cliff
Return back to the UK on coach