This history "class" is 100% kid-approved. With a monastery perched high on an island. A storybook tapestry straight out of the Middle Ages. Riveting memorials to World War II heroism. Beaches and colorful towns to explore. Places full of epic stories, inspiration—and fun. A lesson in history, but not by the book.
1-2 Discover riverfront Dinan, a walled medieval port town with half-timbered houses and a lovely maze of cobblestone streets Follow the idyllic Rance River to Dinard, overlooking the sea Journey by private boat across the Rance River, then ride inland past typical Breton villages, perhaps even as far as riverside St-Suliac, one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful Villages in France) Stop in picturesque Cancale for a tasting of local oysters Kids embark on a land-sailing adventure along flat sandy shores.
3 Explore the island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel, a World Heritage site, retracing the final steps of a centuries-old pilgrimage to the summit Two-wheel it through the tranquil French countryside Past and present converge in the beautifully preserved town of Bayeux, the first town liberated by the Allies Check out the epic 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, a 230-foot-long embroidered storybook depicting the Norman invasion of England The younger set enjoys a special kids-only dinner while grown-ups savor a Michelin-starred meal.
4 After a leisurely morning ride, join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery Behold the bomb craters that dot the German stronghold, Pointe du Hoc Youngsters are in for a fun excursion today—on horseback!
5-6 Cross the Pegasus Bridge for a spin along the Orne River to elegant Cabourg Stroll along the beach promenade Ride inland through storybook villages and past colorful half-timbered houses An exciting ropes course adventure is sure to delight the young set.