A renowned center of Impressionism, Normandy showcases charming towns and fine cuisine and is remembered for its major military efforts. During a one-week stay in idyllic Honfleur, trace the many themes of this fascinating region.

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 The charming old port of Normandy's Honfleur  The iconic Mont St. Michel, off the coast of Normandy.  Credit: nagelstock.com/Alamy  The famous lily pads and green bridge at Giverny used as inspiration for Monet (2018 departures)  Monet's gardens at Giverny (2018 departures)   Old traditional sreet in Rouen (2018 departures)   Section of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a visual chronicle of the Norman conquest of 1066  Calvados coastline  Memorial sculpture, Omaha Beach  Sherman tank along the Normandy coastline  Normandy's Pointe du Hoc. Credit: Hemis/Alamy  Cemetery near Omaha Beach


A One-Week Stay in France

9 days from $4,090

A renowned center of Impressionism, Normandy showcases charming towns and fine cuisine and is remembered for its major military efforts. During a one-week stay in idyllic Honfleur, trace the many themes of this fascinating region.

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The unique itinerary of the Normandy trip allowed us to stay in one place while taking day excursions to sites we would never have ventured to on our own. Our Smithsonian Journeys Expert was able to answer every question about the history of each small village we drove through on our way to a destination, including its role in WWII. He truly brought history to life for us. What a pleasure!

- Barbara G.


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May 28 - Jun 5, 2018 Departure
St├ęphanie Jeanjean

St├ęphanie Jeanjean

Stéphanie Jeanjean is a professor of Art History at The Cooper Union and at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York; she also teaches French translation at The CUNY Graduate Center. Since 2007 she is a regular lecturer, in English and French, at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stéphanie is a French native, born in Langres, a small historic town in Champagne-Ardennes in North Eastern France. She graduated from Bourgogne University in Dijon and completed a Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. She curated exhibitions involving French artists, most recently at A. A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College of Old Westbury, at the Brecht Forum in Brooklyn, and at the Kitchen in New York. She presented on French Art at numerous conferences worldwide, including Tate Britain, London (UK); KAIST University, Daejeon (South Korea), Brown and Cornell Universities, at MIT, and CAA annual conferences in Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago (USA), among others. She is a specialist of contemporary France, early French video and new media art. Stéphanie has worked on translating and subtitling in English rare early French video materials. Her upcoming publications (December 2014) will appear in Hilary Robinson ed., Feminism-Art-Theory, by Wiley & Blackwell Editions, Oxford (UK) and in François Bovier and Adeena Mey eds., Exhibited Cinema an Anthology, by ECAL and JRP-Ringier Editions, Lausanne and Zurich (Switzerland).

Jun 18 - 26, 2018 Departure; Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2018 Departure; May 4 - 12, 2019 Departure; Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2019 Departure
Kim Munholland

Kim Munholland

Kim Munholland is Professor Emeritus from the University of Minnesota where he taught courses on modern European history and modern France for 42 years. He is a graduate of Stanford University and received his masters and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University. Kim traveled and resided in France for nearly eight years during his research leaves from the University of Minnesota. He has published books and articles on French history with an emphasis on French-American relations in the 20th century and issues of French identity, including the importance of wine as part of French culture. For the past eight years he has taught a history of Paris course for University of Minnesota students in Paris, which included trips to Normandy and Mt. St. Michel, and he has offered several adult-learning seminars on French history and World War II topics.

Oct 8 - 16, 2018 Departure
Stephen Clancy

Stephen Clancy

Stephen Clancy recently retired as Professor of Art History at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where he taught for twenty-seven years.  After receiving his Ph.D from Cornell University, Stephen taught the history of Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance art and architecture, as well as courses on visual persuasion and the rhetoric of art.  His research career began with a focus on fifteenth-century French and Flemish illuminated manuscripts, specifically with works connected to the artists Jean Fouquet (about whom he has written a book, a book chapter, and several articles) and Simon Marmion (for which he received a 1995-96 Fulbright Scholarship in Brussels, Belgium).  Stephen is a recipient of grants from the Hewlett and Keck foundations.

Stephen worked with a team of students and faculty from the University of Melbourne in Australia to investigate how technology can open up new avenues for understanding the art and architecture of the distant past, in a project entitled “Virtual Chartres Cathedral.” More recently he was a Visiting Fellow at the Australia National University in Canberra, investigating the roles that images play in shaping cultural identity, in a project entitled “Visualizing the Self and Others: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Iberia.”

Stephen’s latest research project has seen him develop a course entitled “Jewish Imagery and Images of Jews,” and has taken him to a number of medieval Jewish cultural sites in Spain, Germany, and France, where the past is being revived and reinvented in interesting and sometimes controversial ways. The academic pursuit he has enjoyed above all others is teaching and sharing his knowledge of art and architecture. He has served as lecturer on numerous tours over the past twenty-two years in the Mediterranean and in northern Europe, from Scandinavia to Russia.