Normandy & Mont St. Michel Photo Tour
Duration – One or two day options available
Type of Tour – Private
Max Participants – 4
Cost – €649 for 1 person
Additional people – €50
A professional photographer will accompany you on a private photography focused day trip through Normandy from the ancient Abbeys along the Seine to the D-Day Beaches and finish at Mont Saint-Michel. Private transportation to and from Paris, lunch and dinner included.
Explore the rugged white chalk cliffs of Normandy, camera in hand, to capture the essence of this region. From Rouen to Omaha Beach, and Mont Saint-Michel, make sure you perfect “the” photo.
The Normandy coast is fraught with history and charming ambience. Medieval towns litter the countryside of Camembert and Calvados with a rich history. The Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO world heritage site, is the focus of the region with its gothic church punched high on its rocky island. The haunting Omaha beach was the launching point for the D-Day invasion. Rouen, dominated by its medieval cathedral was the site of the execution of Jean d’Arc. Furthermore, throughout the region, food and drink are omnipresent, from Crepes, Camembert and Oysters, to Cider and Calvados. No matter what your Interests are, Normandy has them all.
Each tour is crafted to the skills and interests of the participants. On your journey you can expect:
- Professional Photographer Guide
- Photography technique, skills and critique
- Private transport to and from Paris or Normandy
- Lunch and dinner included
- Tripod and lenses available for hire
Whether you are starting off, are a hobbyist, or have years of experience, our team of professional photographers will find superb photographic opportunities for all kinds of interests, from the cultural, landscape and war history points of view, we have you covered. Here are a few of our favourite itineraries:
From Paris, stop off at one of the ancient Abbeys along the Seine or the Rouen Cathedral: where they executed Jean d’Arc. Stop off in the beautiful Honfleur or Bayeux and explore the medieval towns before jumping across to Mont Saint-Michel to capture the gothic cathedral pierced above the rocky island at sunset.
From Paris, head to the remains of the Mulberry Harbours at Arromanches-les-Bains. Make a stop at the Omaha Beach, the most famous D-Day landing beaches, and attend the haunting American War Cemetery. Jump across to Mont Saint-Michel to capture the gothic cathedral pierced above the rocky island at sunset.
St. Michel focus
Head directly to Mont Saint-Michel to give yourself time to explore the island and get up close with a tour of the Abbey. At dusk, we will find the perfect vantage points to shoot the gothic church during sunset and twilight.
*This tour is available as a 15h round trip from Paris, 14h from Rouen, 12h from Deauville, Caen, Bayeux, Saint-Lo. It includes pick-up and drop-off direct to your hotel. Mont St. Michel is 366kms (277mi) from Paris, so there is considerable travel time during this tour, with a minimum of eight hours round trip from Paris. For a more enjoyable shooting experience, we recommend you sleep overnight in Bayeux which is less than half the distance. We are more than happy to arrange hotel and train tickets from Paris to Bayeux at request. Or if you would prefer to sleep near Mont Saint Michel we can arrange this and shoot the sunrise together before parting ways.
We recommend a tripod and 200 mm lens for this tour, if you do not have them, you can rent them from us during checkout. Each tour is private, containing only your party. It is customisable to maximise your shooting interests and best use of your time.