Rouen Christmas Market
December 9, 2022
Relaxed 4* Weekend
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December 2022
Christmas Markets are marvellously atmospheric and wonderful source of original gift ideas. The Christmas Market at Rouen boasts around 140 stalls and is located in the square to the front of the city’s imposing mediaeval cathedral. From your hotel it’s only a two minute walk, while the main shopping streets, which offer a good variety of well-known brand names along with an eclectic range of independent type shops, are close by too.
Rouen is the capital city of Normandy and is located 130-miles southwest of Calais. The route is motorway all the way and so takes around 2.5 hours and so, to keep things relaxed, we will take a comfort stop en-route.
Also featuring Honfleur & Cathedral City of Amiens
Friday – After leaving Dorking at 07.00 the coach drives to Folkstone to catch a Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. The crossing takes 35 minutes and, once on the Continent, the coach drives to Rouen to arrive by mid-late afternoon, allowing for a comfort stop. After checking-in at your city centre hotel, the remainder of the day is free. The shops stay open until 19.00, and the Christmas Market until 21.00. You will find that Rouen offers a great range of restaurants, cafes and bars – and this is when staying in a centrally located hotel really pays off!
Saturday – Today you can choose between spending the whole day in Rouen, or joining a trip to the attractive harbour town of Honfleur, which boasts a fantastic choice of top restaurants. The coach will leave Rouen promptly at 11.30 and aim to return by late afternoon and the journey will take around 75-minutes each way.
Sunday – Departing the hotel after breakfast the coach starts the journey home. En route to Calais the coach will detour for an extended lunch / shopping break in the historic cathedral city of Amiens which, like Rouen, will be hosting its colourful Christmas Market when you visit. From here the coach will drive back to Calais to report for the homeward Eurotunnel crossing. The anticipated time of arrival back at the departure point is 20.30.
The 4* Mercure Centre Cathedral Hotel
The 4* Mercure Centre Cathedral is brilliantly located in the very heart of Rouen. It is surrounded by quaint narrow streets while being very close to the cathedral, Christmas Market, principal shopping streets and the main restaurant area.
As you would expect, all the bedrooms offer a high level of comfort with high quality beds, mini-bars and free wi-fi. The Mercure also has its own bar, although there are lots of restaurants, cafes and bars in the immediate vicinity.
Please note – With our hotel having such a great central position, right in the middle or Rouen’s old town, the coach can’t get right outside the hotel and will instead drop us about 200m away. We will need to take a short walk with our luggage to and from the hotel door. This will be fully accompanied however and so no chance of getting lost!
Offer Price just £235
Prime city centre & Four star hotel
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