Rouen & Monet’s Garden: Friday 30th April – Sunday 2nd May 2021 (Cancelled for this year). Coach will depart Stevenage and drive directly to the Folkestone Shuttle Terminal, time permitting we will make a stop at the terminal before boarding the 09.50 shuttle. With a stop at the motorway services we will make our way to Rouen and the Holiday Inn Express Rouen Centre Rive Gauche. A major port on the River Seine a visit to the old town with its cobbled streets and timber framed buildings is a must. See the impressive cathedral that Monet captured in so many ways and visit the Fine Arts Museum, one of the finest provincial galleries in France. Saturday. Enjoy Rouen or join us on the excursion to Giverny and Monet’s House & Garden (admission included). Facing Monet’s House and studio, the Clos Normandy flower garden is a dazzling display of colour. See the water garden, Japanese Bridge and water Lillie that so inspired the painter. Sunday. We start or return trip with a visit to Fecamp and an option visit to the Benedictine Palace and Distillery. In 1863, Alexander Le Grand, a wine and liquor wholesaler, found a health elixir formula which was invented in the 16th century by a Benedictine monk in the Fecamp abbey. He decided to market the liqueur under the Benedictine brand. In addition, the foundation began the construction of a Gothic and Renaissance palace with the architect Camille Albert. The distillery and the museum are located in this building. With a final stop at the Shuttle Terminal for a few more French tax paid bargains we will board our train and return home after a wonderful weekend in France!. Price: £189.00 per person (sharing twin/double room) Single room supplement £55.00.