• Visit a wealth of churches and cathedrals in northern France, including Reims, Soissons, Beauvais and Rouen
• Discover the people behind some of France’s most impressive religious structures, their daily lives and how they organised and financed these ambitious projects
• Learn how to read the signs and symbols inscribed upon the fabric of these remarkable buildings
Imogen Corrigan is a medieval historian
Depart London St Pancras 0854 on Eurostar, arriving Lille 1127. Continue to Chamouille for three nights at Hotel du Golf de l’Ailette via Noyon for visit to Notre Dame Cathedral.
Morning: Notre Dame Cathedral, Laon. Afternoon: Cathedral of St Gervais and St Protais, Soissons. Evening lecture: The Signs of the Times (How to Read Medieval Art).
Whole day excursion to Reims for Notre Dame Cathedral and Abbey of Saint-Remi. Evening lecture: The Black Death.
Morning: Notre Dame Cathedral, Senlis. Afternoon: St Peter’s Cathedral, Beauvais. Continue to Rouen for two nights at Hotel Mercure Rouen Centre Cathédrale.
Walking tour of Rouen including Aitre Saint Maclou, churches of Saint Maclou and Saint Ouen (exteriors), visits to Musée des Beaux Arts and Notre Dame Cathedral, Rue du Gros-Horloge and visit to Joan of Arc Church in Vieux Marche (time permitting).
Depart Rouen for Amiens: Cathedral of Notre Dame. Continue to Lille for 1736 departure, arriving London 1806.
1 Apr — 6 Apr 2019
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Cost of £1495 includes: return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £255.