Feeling arty? On your drive through Lower Normandy you have the opportunity to visit Monet's house and see some of his works that are still there, you can even stroll the garden and view the thousands of flowers, including the nymphéas.
The Japanese bridge, hung with wisteria, leads to a setting of weeping willows and rhododendrons. Monet's studio barge was installed on the pond.
If all that time on the road has stiffened up your shoulders and you need to relax a little, there is a great spa which will suit you down to the ground. This is a Rieki spa, with shared rooms that are large, bright, simple and comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms.