Rouen Armada including Honfleur & Monet’s House & Gardens at Giverny – July 2008

If you’re reading this and didn’t come on the tour
then you missed a treat!

“Dear John & Jen, hope you are both well, just a short email to say a very
big thank you. It is very difficult to express my gratitude to you both for
a fantastic few days. The whole trip was superb, from our first meeting
at the ferry to our departure (which came too soon). Before booking
with you I read through the testimonials from previous tours and
I can now confirm what your previous customers say FANTASTIC.
It was our first time with Bike Normandy but it certainly will not be
our last. The whole trip (Rouen Armada) was so professionally organised
and coupled with your fantastic hospitality was a joy from start
to finish. I feel it also worth mentioning the rest of the people
on the tour who were a delight to ride with, it so much
reminded me of the old saying ‘There are no strangers, just friends
you are yet to meet’ they truly were a great bunch…

Many thanks and look forward to seeing you both on our next visit.”
“Rochdale” AKA Tom & Peter AKA Mel Gibson


“Thank you ever so much again for a really superb break –
a really balanced experience – superbly planned, excellently executed
and fantastic value for money – please put my name down for the next Armada in
2013 – however, I look forward to seeing you again many times before then.”
Daffyd Phillips, Oxon

Grand Turk – UK
Amerigo Vespucci – Italy

Tenacious – UK
Pont Gustave Flaubert – 6th Bridge
Cuauhtemoc – Mexico

Sorlandet – Norway
Cisne Branco – Brazil

Ride-out to Honfleur
Memorable Headstone

JR Tolkein – Holland
Cuauhtemoc at dusk

Normandy Weather!
Let the music play on…

Mexican officers & crew provide
the on-board entertainment!

Nightly firework displays
Cuauhtemoc at night

Water Lilies at Monet’s Gardens

Monet’s House at Giverny
Lunch at La Roche-Guyon

Château de La Roche-Guyon
JR Tolkein – Holland

Tea & Cake Stop
I spy…

The Last Supper!
Are you really going to eat those snails?

“Rochdale” aka “Mel Gibson look-alike” hadn’t decided whether he’d come dressed
as the restaurant curtains or Monet’s pixels on the Cathedral!!

“Rochdale” insisted there was a lone hair somewhere on his chest!!!


Discover Rouen by night

Monet’s pictures in pixels on the Cathedral
Playing with fire…

Le Gros-Horlage


Le Vieux Marché – the Old Market Place


The Joan of Arc Cathedral
The next Rouen Armada will take place in 2013.
Book your places now!!
More pictures from the 1th July Parade as the ships
leave for Liverpool and the start of the
Tall Ships Race

Christian Radich – Norway – at dawn

Pogoria – Poland
Sorlandet – Norway

Cuauhtemoc – Mexico – at dawn
Pont Flaubert fully open

Statsraad Lehmkukl – Norway
Mir – Russia

Thalassa – Holland
Amerigo Vespucci – Italy

Amerigo Vespucci – Italy
Crowds gather to watch the parade

JR Tolkein – Holland
Atlantis – Netherlands

Mexican crew get ready to depart

What everybody’s been waiting for…
Cuauhtemoc sets sail with crew up the masts!



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