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Celebrate Normandy's Armada of Freedom

boat ride

Celebrate Normandy's Armada of Freedom

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Celebrate Normandy's Armada of Freedom

boat ride

Celebrate Normandy's Armada of Freedom

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This exceptional event occurs only 10 days once every 4 years. Guess what... 2019 is the year! We'll take the train from Paris for a Day trip to the Normandy town of Rouen where it happens! Majestuous 'old style' three-masted ships (known as Tall Ships) will sail to Normandy from all over the world and cast anchor at the biggest historical tall sailing ships gathering of the world. From June 6 to June 16, beautiful vessels like the French Belem, Lafayette's Hermione, the American Eagle or Spanish El Galeon (just to name a few) cast anchor to welcome us aboard, docked along the Seine river and open to the public in the Normandy town of Rouen. This day trip will be also the opportunity to discover and learn about Rouen’s historic districts and medieval splendors: Notre-Dame cathedral immortalized by painter Monet, the Big Clock tower, the daintily chiseled Saint Maclou gothic church, the exact location of the stake where Joan of Arc endured her torment and martyrdom, quaint medieval and renaissance streets, black plague former cemetery and much more… So... Be a sailor, a pirate and don't miss this unique celebration!

Your host

Learn more about Milan

Milan

As a pure Parisian and a professional guide for over 5 years, I love to unveil the secrets of my beautiful city in all its diversity. From recounting the rich history of Paris and France to giving guests an authentic experience, my motto is to make you feel welcomed and at home. With 11 years spent in the United States, I'm culturally bilingual and well-versed in the American mindset. Knowledgeable and curious by nature, I find exciting to meet new people with all kinds of personalities from all over the world and to enthusiastically share knowledge and fun with everyone. I love what I do !

What's included

Tickets
Train tickets (round trip)
Transport
By scenic train to the Normandy town of Rouen

Where you'll be

We'll take the train from Paris to Rouen in Normandy. There, we’ll visit the “Armada of Freedom" special event with its 45 tall ships from all over the world waiting for us. We’ll also stroll Rouen’s historical medieval districts where you'll learn about its patrimony: Notre-Dame cathedral, Saint Maclou church, Joan of Arc’ stake location, the Big Clock tower, quaint medieval streets, black plague former cemetery and other magical highlights.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Elders, adults, youngsters, and children who want to play pirates, everyone can participate! For Tall Ships lovers who have ever dreamt of far away…

More tips

This experience will take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothes! Remember that it is a day trip, so you might need a light backpack with all what you need for your day.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Milan
Celebrate Normandy's Armada of Freedom
New experience
£168/person
New experience
£168/person