Paris-Normandy Golf Tour 2017 by France Golf Tours

  • Golf at Deauville

    Golf at Deauville

  • Golf at Etretat

    Golf at Etretat

  • D-Day Bunker

    D-Day Bunker

  • Golf National tees

    Golf National tees

Paris-Normandy Golf Tour 2017 by France Golf Tours

* Day 1

Arrival at Paris CDG airport. Welcome by our representative. Travel to Deauville (2h)

Golf at Deauville golf course
Overlooking Deauville’s bay, players putt under the windows of the Grand Hotel at Deauville Golf, an old and challenging course designed by Tom Simpson.
A large variety of trees such as oak, elm, ash, apple trees (symbol of the Calvados country) surrounds the fairways, where remain some piece of wall of the Marquis de Lassay’s castle.
Deauville is one of the most exclusive golf course in Normandy where many foreign golfers come from all over the world to enjoy golf, relax and …gambling at the famous casino

Lodging at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf, a luxury four star hotel overlooking Deauville, with an informal friendly ambiance in a handsome and typical Norman architecture dated from early 20th century. The golf course surrounds the hotel, making the Hotel du Golf the perfect golf resort situated within 10 minutes from one of the most famous French shopping area (Deauville) and 30 minutes from the magnificent Honfleur painters’ port.

* Day 2

Golf at Etretat golf course
Situated at the top of Etretat’s cliffs and overlooking the worldwide known natural arches in the cliffs (Aiguille Creuse), this outstanding golf course is considered as one of the most spectacular in Europe.
Like all the authentic links, Etretat Golf Course offers windy conditions and dreadful gorse surrounding some of the fairways requiring long and straight iron shots, which represent a tough challenge for the golfers. Even though you have reached the green, the difficulties remain with the up and down slopes and the flagsticks bending in the gusts.

Suggested visit of Etretat
Located 65km from Deauville, this romantic beach village, is known worldwide for its white cliffs, its roman & gothic church, the market place...
It was also a cultural area where artists such as Monet, Manet, writer Guy de Maupassant or composer Offenbach liked to come.

Sightseeing in Honfleur and its famous painters’port, with its colourful fishing boats and timber-beamed houses, which has been a haven for artists since the beginning of the impressionist period.

Tasting Visit of a Calvados liquor distillery
Château de Breuil
Nestling in a verdant setting in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, the Château de Breuil is one of the finest examples of the region's architectural heritage.
The Château de Breuil stands proud amidst a vast parkland with hundred-year-old trees.
Built in the 16th-17th centuries, many a noble family has resided there, such as the Bouquetots, the Montgomerys, the Bences…
Today, the Château de Breuil is also one of the region's most prestigious Calvados distilleries (established in 1954). It offers visitors guided tours and vintage Calvados tasting sessions every day of the year.

Lodging at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf

* Day 3

Full day Guided Tour at D.DAY Landing beaches :

Visit of the D.Day Beaches (Omaha Beach, one of the bloodiest beaches on June 6 1944, Pointe du Hoc, symbol of courage of the Colonel Rudder’s 225 rangers, the American cemetery, Sainte-Mère Eglise and its hung paratrooper, Utah Beach).
In September 1939, Canada declared the sate of war.  Standing up for its allies and summoning all its human industrial and financial resources in an ongoing war effort, Canada mobilized the mightiest military force in its history.  At sea, on land and in the air, Canada was involved in the great campaigns that led to the fall of the German Reich and brought back peace.  The Juno Beach Centre, Which opened at Courseulles-sur-Mer on June 6th , 2003 is dedicated to presenting the war effort made by all Canadians, civilian and military alike, during Second World War as well as the manifold of contemporary Canadian society.

American Cemetery
This 172,5 acres cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach. It contains the graves of 9,387 soldiers killed during the Normandy Campaign. A chapel, a Memorial and a Garden of the Missing pays tribute to their memory. The Visitor Centre pays homage to the courage and competence shown during Operation Overlord and the liberation of Europe, as well as to the sacrifice of those who are now resting in this place

Lodging at Deauville’s Hotel du Golf

* Day 4

Travel to Paris
 
On the way, Golf at Château de Champ de Bataille golf course
The reputation of this championship golf course as a difficult and challenging course has grown steadily since its inception 14 in 1988.
Created from a huge forest, its fairways are difficult and careful club selection is vital. Champ de Bataille is not merely a setting of breathtaking beauty, but an inventive test of golf to challenge the imagination of players at every level.
Dominated by a 17th century castle, this course with its immense clusters of rhododendrons and centuries old trees is considered as one of the top 25 most beautiful courses in France, and competitors compare this course to the West Course at Wentworth.

Lodging at Bedford Hotel, a very nice four star hotel ideally located in the heart of Paris very close to Concorde Plaza and Champs Elysées.
The Bedford hotel is elegant and unobtrusive with calm, spacious rooms, and efficient service, and the restaurant with its original design, takes you back to 19th century.
At the Bedford, clients are more than clients : they are welcome as friends in this charming hotel

* Day 5

Golf at Chantilly (old) golf course
Regularly ranked among the top ten courses in Continental Europe, Chantilly golf course is a real challenge for golfers.
Designed by one of the best golf architect in the beginning of the century, Tom Simpson, Chantilly hosted 10 times the French Open (part of the European PGA) in the eighties with world class champions such as Nick Faldo winner of the 1989 edition when he was at his top.
The world’s best players (including Bobby Jones) have played at Chantilly, French counter part of the Royal and Ancient, and all of them have suffered on terrible roughs comparable to those in the British Open

Visit of Château de Chantilly Musée Condé
Raising from the river, the Château de Chantilly stands at the heart of a vast domain covering 7 800 hectares, located in one of the largest forests near Paris. The Château and estate were built by the owners of Chantilly since the Middle Ages.
It includes in the Renaissance section of the castle, the chambers of the Prince of Condé appear (17th to 18th centuries) and in the section rebuilt by the Duke d’Aumale, the son of the King Louis-Philippe, one finds his collection of paintings.
The Château de Chantilly has one of the finest museums of historical paintings in France (after the Louvre in Paris), (Raphaël, Poussin, Watteau, Ingres, Delacroix), and a library well stocked with rare and precious books and manuscripts.

Lodging at Bedford Hotel

* Day 6

Full day Guided Tour in Paris :

Visit of Notre Dame Cathedral
Dominating the historical centre of Paris, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral is a gothic masterpiece designed by Maurice de Sully and was erected between 1163 and 1345. The magnificent facades with its famous gargoyles and the gothic galleries make Notre Dame a medieval splendour

Visit of Saint-Germain des Près
In Saint-Germain des Prés, the Medieval Paris with its maze of little streets, the spirit of philosophers from Descartes to Camus haunts the famous cafes such as Café de Flore as well as the many old bookstores settled at any street corner. By night, Saint- Germain is one of the most famous city’s jazz club quarters of the Capital

Le Old Marais Quarter
Le Marais, the medieval Paris, is one of the most unspoilt historic quarter of the French Capital. These small crooked medieval streets winding amid classical mansions are alive with bars, restaurants, high and low fashion boutiques, trendy shops, old fashioned bread shops, wine shops, fashionable art galleries and museums.
The elegant Place des Vosges is one of the most beautifully built square in Paris built by Henry IV. Victor Hugo lived at # 6 while he wrote Les Miserables.

Visit of Montmartre
Overlooking Paris, Montmartre has historically been the home of many artists. Its square La Place du Tertre still retains many painters from whom visitors will get their portrait. In this village atmosphere, people stroll along tiny and crooked streets featuring fancy and traditional French restaurants around the magnificent Sacré Coeur Basilica

* Day 7

Golf at the Albatros, the 2018 Ryder Course at Le Golf National
The Albatros is a championship golf course at Le Golf National, site of the French Open (part of the European PGA) for the last 10 years, and ranked by Golf Weekly Magazine as the 3rd best European professional tournament venue.
The Albatros will host the 2018 RYDER CUP.
Within 20 miles only from Paris Notre Dame church, one can easily think oneself in Ireland with this Irish links design, even more Irish when the wind blows. Under these conditions, the Albatross course can be considered as one of the toughest course in Europe where playing one’s handicap is a great performance.
The finish on the 18th hole, a short par 5 with water hazard in front of the green, remains a fantastic challenge for those who would attempt to reach it in two strokes.

Visit of Château de Versailles
At the origin, the Château de Versailles was a hunting lodge used by Louis XIII, father of the Sun King, Louis XIV who made Versailles his residence in the second part of the 17th century. This royal palace features splendid apartments as well as magnificent gardens which are a perfect example of French landscape gardening. Louis XIV was very fond of architecture and among other parts, ordered Le Grand Trianon, a long Italian palace with its columns. The mirror gallery, recently restored, and the king’s room remain places not to be missed. Versailles was the political instrument and theatre of Louis XIV. The monarchy was represented at every level and all the organization was based on the king personality, sun of the Versailles universe.

Lodging at Bedford Hotel

* Day 8

Transfer to Paris CDG Airport (50mn)

Transportation -Your vehicle with English speaking driver :
VIP coach 12 to 15 seats with tables, air conditioned, leather seats, refrigerator, cd player
Or Rental car type : Grand C4 Picasso or similar (Renault Grand Scenic), automatic transmission, 4 doors, unlimited mileage, CDW insurance


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