Normandy and the Loire Valley
w/Northwest Horticulture Society

Northwest Horticultural Society Presents:

Classic & Contemporary Gardens

of Normandy and the Loire Valley

September 5 - 16, 2021

Join Thomas Hobbs, Vancouver BC nurseryman, author and garden designer, and Northwest Horticultural Society escort Gillian Mathews as we discover some of France’s exceptional gardens in Normandy and the Loire Valley. Begin your journey in the lovely village of Chantilly, a perfect spot from which to drive into the verdant countryside of Normandy, stopping first at Monet’s famous gardens of Giverny. Make your home base in Rouen: a delightful Norman town filled with historical half-timbered buildings. Enjoy daily excursions to an array of different gardens and the charming village of Honfleur. You’ll also visit the remarkable Mont St Michel, and stay four nights in the Loire Valley, where the kings and queens of France saw fit to build their magnificent chateaux and gardens. And we’ll visit the International Garden Festival at the Chateau de Chaumont! Join NHS on this remarkable journey that will be the perfect blend of beautiful gardens, historical highlights, culinary specialties and the French joie de vivre!

Expedition Highlights

Travel with Tom Hobbs and your NHS escort, Gillian Mathews
Gardens, Chateaux, Museums; all entrances included
Earthbound Expeditions expert guide
Historic walks of Rouen, Honfleur, Mont St Michel abbey
International Garden Festival, Chateau de Chaumont
Villandry and Chenonceau chateaux gardens
Monet’s Gardens, Giverny
Jardin Plume, Normandy
Wine and cheese tastings, Loire Valley
Honfleur seaside village
Mont St Michel
Omaha Beach and American Cemetery
All gratuities for drivers, guides and all those assisting group activities and meals
Carbonfund contribution made annually by Earthbound Expeditions

Trip Facts

12 Days/ 11 Nights 
$4895 per person double occupancy (land only)
$1195 Single Supplement
Based on a minimum of 17 guests
Trip officially begins in Chantilly on Sept 5, 2021 
(Guests must depart the USA on Sept 4 in order to arrive on Sept 5).
Trip ends in Amboise on Sept 16, 2021.
*2 hosts based on a full group of 24 guests-

NOT INCLUDED: International airline tickets, airline luggage fees, beverages with meals (other than coffee, tea and water), any meals not mentioned, room/mini-bar service, gratuities for hotel staff, travel insurance, items of a personal nature and anything not listed in the “It’s Included” section above.


WAYS TO SAVE: Earthbound and NHS travel alumni save $100 pp ◊ Reserve before February 1 and save $100 pp ◊ Pay final balance by check and save $100 per person


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