Experience Chateaux – Crêpes and WW2 Normandy Landings (optional extra)

2nd - 9th July 2022

Eight days, Seven nights

Two places left

WW2 Normandy Landings
An ‘Extra Day’ option

We are adding an extra day at the beginning of our tour at the Chateau d’Audrieu. There is so much to see in the area and to get the most from it we’re giving you the option of an escorted coach tour in the hands of a specialist guide which will take you to particular WW2 places of interest.

Mulbery B artificial Harbour: In front of the town of Arromanches, this engineering marvel, a harbor in kit was a key to the allied logistical effort in the first few weeks of the battle.

Pointe du Hoc: A German coastal gun battery on top of a 100ft high cliff. Assaulted by the 2nd US Ranger battalion in one of the most impressive and daring action of D-Day.

Omaha Beach: The largest of the five invasion beaches and the most difficult to take on D-Day. The violence of the assault on Omaha was made incredibly famous and vivid by the movie « Saving Private Ryan.

Normandy American Cemetery: The final resting place of 9386 American soldiers. One of the most beautiful and sobering site in Normandy.

Pegasus Bridge: We pass this we pass this iconic landmark on one of our runs who were the first liberators on D-Day on the fifth and sixth of June 1944.

Château d’Audrieu
This the first location near Bayeux.

Quintessentially French, this elegant 18th Century Chateau, set among exquisite formal gardens and rolling parkland, recalls the carefree gaiety of an earlier era. Listed as a historical monument since 1967, the Chateau is now an incomparably beautiful hotel offering the mouth-watering French cuisine, impeccable service and exceptionally friendly and helpful staff.

During the Second World War, the German army set up their headquarters here. The château has been listed as a historical monument since the 27th of December 1967.

Inter Hotel
Lunch at restaurant on the River Rance near Dinan.

Grand Hotel des Bains
This the second location near Locquirec.

Set in lovely seafront gardens the style and atmosphere of a clapboard New England inn at Locquirec. The hotel has wonderful views, best enjoyed from the tables set along the seafront avenue of trees in its formal gardens. The décor is superb. The sea before you is the only horizon with a terrace overlooking the sea, direct access onto the beach.

Is one of the country’s most distinctive regions. With it’s natural coastal beauty, old villages, long history and traditions and its own Breton language it is a unique area to explore. You’ll find delicious regional dishes, unique architecture and the array of quirky and intriguing cultural attractions across the different towns of Brittany.

Download 12 page tour brochure 

What's Included
  • Hosted by a Backwater Tours personnel
  • Four Tulip Navigation Runs
  • WW2 Tour with a professional guide option, coach
  • Coffee stops and some lunches
  • Full breakfast each morning, every day three-course dinners
  • Optional Photo Competition
  • Inter hotel lunch on the river Rance at Dinan
  • Private dining
  • Comprehensive tour book / Rally Plate
What's Not Included
  • Ferries
  • Entry to admissions, other then stated
  • All drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences
Tour d’indulgence Français brochure at simplebooklet.com
Tour d’indulgence Français – July 2022

£2230.00 / £1950.00 per person

£2230.00pp – 8 days, 7 nights, includes ww2 all day tour.
£1950.00pp – 7 days, 6 nights, arrive a day later.

Cost based on two people sharing. If this tour has to be postponed or cancelled due a covid restrictions a full refund will be made.

We now have a Euro bank account for clients to make payments without foreign transaction fees, for EU and SEPA.

Backwater Classic Car Tours
Avenue Louise 54, Room S52 Brussels 1050 Belgium
IBAN account Number: BE91 9672 1085 0276