WHAT TO EXPECT
In hotels, each room will have two beds. You will be sharing a room with another person. The room will have a bathroom. A continental breakfast will be served each morning. If you wish to have your own room, contact Kim for pricing.
The B&B in Honfleur is very rustic, dating back to the 1800's. Each room is unique. Two people may have to share a room with twin beds, while another will have their own room. Four people may have to share a bathroom. You will have a feeling of staying in a home rather than a hotel. There will be no air conditioning. There is no tv. There is wifi. Christine, the hostess, will prepare our dinners. She is a lovely french woman who speaks english.
Each day we will visit one or two sites. You will have opportunity to paint after a quick demo. There will be opportunities to go off on your own. If you wish to visit places that are not on the agenda, you will have the freedom to do that.
We will eat breakfast and lunch together, part of the your package. The breakfasts will be continental, those provided in the hotels. Breakfast will be consisting of croissants, jam, cheeses, cold meats, fruit, yogurt, juice and coffee. Lunches will either be picnic or brasseries. Picnics will include local cheeses, pate, baguette, seasonal fruits, and delicious pastry and beverage. For dinner, you may join Kim, or have dinner at a place of your choosing. The cost of dinners will be your responsibility. Two dinners will be at the B&B (25 euros) Kim will suggest restaurants for dinner that are highly rated. Restaurants will range in price from 35 to 85 euros.
A private van driven by Kim, will be the mode of transportation outside of Paris. This allows the group a more personal travel experience. Inside Paris, we will use the metro system.
You must be able to walk long distances and walk up and down stairs. In France there are cobblestone streets, gravel roads and rocky beaches. Sometimes the escalators don't function in the metro. You must be able to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs. You must be able to load and unload your luggage into and out of the car.
Your passport should be valid for at least six months after your travel dates and contains at least one blank page for an entry stamp.
The weather in France in September may be chilly during the night. It can range from 54 - 70 degrees.