This magnificent house hosts a tulip festival to rival any other. The gardens are a riot of colour with vibrant displays of over 30,000 flowers. Our tour also features visits to the Fromagerie Graindorge cheese factory and the Château du Breuil Calvados distillery for a truly tasty tour.
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • Return channel crossing

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome glass of cider or soft drink on arrival

  • Hot/cold buffet breakfast

  • 3-course buffet menu with 2 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Fromagerie Graindorge & tasting

  • Guided tour, Calvados tasting and apple tart at Château de Breuil

  • Guided tour of Château de Vendeuvre and Gardens with lunch and a glass of wine

  • City Tax

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We depart our homes early morning and head for our Channel crossing. One we arrive in France we head to our hotel in time to relax before dinner.

Day 2

Fromagerie Graindorge & Château de Breuil
Breakfast wisely this morning as we have a day of tastes to savour! We head out to visit the Fromagerie Graindorge for an audio guided tour of the cheese factory. Here we will discover the unique way the Livarot and Pont l'Eveque cheeses are produced. The tour is followed by a tasting of four of the delicious cheeses. We then visit the Château du Breuil Calvados distillery for a guided tour and tasting, accompanied with a tasty Norman apple tart! Make sure that you save room for dinner this evening back at our hotel.

Day 3

Château de Vendeuvre & Lisieux
This morning, we visit the 18th century Château de Vendeuvre, one of the most beautiful castles in Normandy. Following our guided tour of the Château and gardens, we enjoy a traditional 4-course Normandy lunch with a glass of wine overlooking the gardens. In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure in Lisieux, where we can explore this beautiful town of pilgrimage at our leisure. We’ll return to
the hotel with time to relax further before dinner.

Day 4

Today we breakfast for the final time this holiday before journeying to meet our Channel crossing as we head back for home.

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3* Mercure Hotel Lisieux, Lisieux

This modern 3-star hotel is located on the outskirts of the charming town of Lisieux, within easy reach of a host of attractions. Each of the 70 bedrooms is decorated in a modern, cosy style with facilities including TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The good sized, open plan restaurant and informal bar are located on the ground floor, with both having a pleasant ambience overlooking the outdoor swimming pool.

• Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • TV • Hairdryer • Telephone • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Wi-Fi • 24-hour reception • Outdoor unheated pool • Tennis •

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