Weekend Rugby Tour: Caen, France

Visit the D-Day beaches, the ancient L’Abbeye aux Hommes, enjoy a BBQ and rugby game at Caen Rugby Club and go bowling or out on the town in Caen itself

 

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Friday & Saturday: Arrival, rugby match & BBQ

Friday
Morning: Leave Rugby Club on Luxury Coach
(which will take you everywhere on tour)
Midday: Ferry across the Channel
Late afternoon: Arrive Caen (French time +1 hour)

Saturday

10.30 am Official Visit to L’Abbeye aux Hommes, the oldest Abbey in Normandy, built by Duke of William of Normandy (1027-87), later King of England (1066-87)
Afternoon: Match v Caen Rugby Club
Early evening: Great BBQ at the Club House with the teams.
Later evening at leisure in Caen

 

 

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Sunday & Monday: Bowling, rugby match, tour dinner & WWII beaches

Sunday
Morning: Local Bowling and activities at Caen Mondeville
Afternoon: Second match v local club
Evening: Tour Dinner at one of the area’s many fine restaurants

Monday
Morning: Visit to Gold and Juno D-Day Beaches, and the Arromanches artificial port
Afternoon: Ferry back to England
Early Evening: Arrive back

Accommodation: Two Star Ibis Hotel, City Centre, Caen.

Other Activities: Shopping, excellent restaurants and bars, sightseeing lovely ancient city

 

 

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Info: Ibis Hotel & Caen

Caen is a world famous city and capital of Basse-Normandie. Home to the famous French cider and calvados!

The City of William the Conqueror, Caen and its region is home to many Norman treasures, not least the famous abbeys and the Bayeux Tapestry.

Nearby are the famous beaches where the Allies landed in 1944 to reconquer Europe from Nazi Germany. Caen itself was the scene of a mighty battle and was heavily damaged. It nevertheless remains a beautiful city.

The tour will stay for three nights in the city centre and you will be able to sample the bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city in the evenings.

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