Brittany and Normandy: Distinctive Beauty, Proud Ways of Life
Discover the unique cultures of Northeast France as you learn about traditional cuisine, artistic heritage, ancient landmarks and the region’s deep ties to the sea.
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Program No. 14250RJ
16 days
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Experience Brittany and Normandy, two distinct regions of France that boast larger-than-life personalities, legacies of conquests and conquerors and stunning land-and seascapes. In Brittany, discover prehistoric megalithic sites and Celtic origins, as well as a culture influenced by the sea. In Normandy, explore Mont Saint Michel, Norman and Gothic architecture and landscapes captured by the Impressionists, as well as Normandy’s connections to the liberation of Europe in World War II.
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Keep the Pace
Walk two miles, flat terrain; standing in museums.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a private performance of traditional Celtic and Breton music and dance.
  • Discover the walled coastal city of St. Malo, once home to French pirates and privateers.
  • Sample savory buckwheat crepes and cider in Brittany; traditional Calvados and cheese in Normandy.
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Thomas Randall
Thomas Randall got hooked on long holidays while at University in England and Norway studying geography with European studies. He has since graduated and turned his love for travel and history into a lifestyle. With 15 years of experience as an educational excursion leader, he also runs a website that allows him to share his experiences, as well as offer travel tips and advice from around the world. Thomas has lived in England, Denmark, France, Italy, and Spain, visited more than 70 countries and speaks eight languages — he recently moved to a small village in the hills of Andalusia which he now calls home. He has worked as a radio journalist for the BBC as well as a newsreader for Mongolian State Television in Ulan Bataar. An avid photographer and writer, his worldwide adventures provide the perfect backdrop and training, making him an energetic, insightful and witty Group Leader.
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