Walking holidays in Normandy and Mayenne

Mulberry March Walking Holiday

Peaceful villages and evocative memorials

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A pleasant walk across flat countryside following the route taken by the British 5th Division - through the pretty seaside town of Arromanches famous for the Mulberry harbour used for landing troops and vehicles during the war. We grade this walk as easy.

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Guide Price

£540

Prices per person (based on two sharing).

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Mulberry March Walking Holiday

 

Normandy and Mayenne

Route Map

Rail Travel

Outward: Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris, arrive Bayeux late afternoon. Hotel is a 10 minute walk from station.

Return: Depart Bayeux in morning, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International mid-afternoon.

  • Day 1 Arrive Bayeux
    • Arrive in the medieval town of Bayeux and settle into your comfortable 3-star hotel, with time before dinner to explore some of the fascinating town - full of timbered houses and quaint streets. Visit the Cathedral de Nôtre Dame and the Hôtel du Doyen.
  • Day 2 Bayeux to Arromanches-les-Bains - 9 miles (14.4km)
    • A trip to Bayeux isn’t complete without visiting the famous Tapestry, which tells the tale of the Norman Conquest in 1066. Then pick up some provisions for an al fresco lunch before heading off through peaceful Normandy villages and apple orchards on your way to the evocative D-Day memorials at Arromanches. Your 2-star hotel here is right on the quayside, overlooking one of the landing beaches. Its restaurant serves wonderful food - dine on the catch of the day as you look out across the sea.
  • Day 3 Arromanches-les-Bains to Port-en-Bessin-Huppain - 8 miles (12.8km)
    • Today takes you along the peaceful coastline past numerous war memorials and war cemeteries. You may want to call in at the “Arromanches 360” museum on the hill overlooking the town, where you can watch a short panoramic film made up of archive and contemporary footage, giving an insight into D-Day. You can choose to continue your way along the coastal route with splendid views out to sea, or take an evocative inland path that follows in the footsteps of the No 47 (RM) Commando on the route of their march to liberate Port-en-Bessin. Whichever you choose, there will be plenty of time to pause to absorb the atmosphere before settling into tonight’s hotel in this small port, nestling in the hollow of the cliff.
  • Day 4 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain to Bayeux - 7 miles (11.2km)
    • Heading away from the coast you find yourself back in the peaceful Normandy countryside for a final day of walking along quiet pathways through fields and orchards, with plenty of time for contemplation. Back in Bayeux, you may find time to follow the Old Town Tour with 21 notice boards to help you explore the town at your own pace. Enjoy a final meal at your comfortable hotel in the heart of this interesting and historic old town.
 
 

Mulberry March Location & Route

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Hotels you will be staying at:

Mulberry March View Hotels & Cuisine

  • Hotel - Le Lion d'Or
    • Many famous people have stayed at this hotel, a XVIII Century former coaching inn in the centre of the town. There are 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard.

      Hotel Facilities

      • High quality restaurant using local produce - one of the best known in Normandy.
      • 25 rooms grouped around a flower-filled courtyard.
      • Good wines, bar, salon for relaxing and internet facilities.
      • Outdoor terrace for summer relaxation.
       
  • Hotel - De La Marine - Arromanches
    • Facing the sea 150m away from D day museum in Arromanches the Hotel la Marine provides an opportunity to revisit history and enjoy the pleasures of a seaside stay.

      Hotel Facilities

      • Warm and friendly welcome.
      • Sea side location.
      • Panoramic restaurant with views along the coast.
      • Excellent menu the reflects the seaside location.
      • Comfortable rooms all with ensuite facilities.
      • Some rooms overlook the sea.
       
  • Hotel - De La Marine - Port En Bessin
    • Small comfortable hotel close to the beach offers a warm welcome and is ideally located for exploring the coast. The restaurant offers a good menu with plenty of seafood.

      Hotel Facilities

      • Warm and friendly welcome.
      • Sea side location.
      • Pleasant restaurant over looking the sea.
      • Wonderful selection of seafood.
       
 

Mulberry March Prices & Book

Own Travel

£540 Prices per person (based on two sharing).

Rail Inclusive

£820 Prices per person (based on two sharing).

Ferry Inclusive

£660 Prices per person (based on two sharing).

 

Starting days: Any

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