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Paris (Honfleur), France-port

The peaceful setting of the picturesque port of Honfleur along the Seine attracted many artists and writers over the years, including English painter Bonington, French painter Boudin, French poet Charles Baudelaire and later the members of Impressionist Painters. Throughout its history, numerous maritime journeys were initiated from Honfleur. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Caen & the Peace Memorial
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Deauville & Pays D'auge
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Fecamp & Etretat
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historic Rouen
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Paris On Your Own
    Light Activity /Walking

Caen & the Peace Memorial

Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: HON-002

Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside of Normandy to Caen near the Normandy Beaches and site of one of the fiercest battles of WWII.

Caen, which lies on the edge of flat country opening into northern France, became the hinge of the Allied advance out of their Normandy beachhead. It was also the key to the Germans' defensive strategy. Beginning on D-Day (June 6, 1944), it was subjected to a month of bombardment and shelling by U.S. and British forces that killed thousands of civilians and left the city largely destroyed. The Caen Memorial was born out of the desire to create a place for reflecting on wars on the basis of the experience of these memorable events. Far from concentrating solely on commemoration, the Memorial, a museum for peace, presents the stakes involved in the Second World War and the course and significance of the war. This unique museum utilizes a participatory approach to history, placing you in a multi-media, historical setting; bringing the action to life with you in its midst.

Following a visit of approximately two hours at this moving and thought provoking memorial, you'll re-board your coach and travel back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of panoramic driving. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. There are some restrictions on photography within the memorial and guests should check with their guide before taking any pictures or video.