Is it possible to arrange in advance for a private driver and car to pick my husband and myself up at the airport in Paris (7:30 am arrival) and drive to Normandy? We have a tight schedule of spending 2 nights in Normandy before a river cruise in Southern France. As a result, we would like to achieve the fastest route to Normandy when we arrive in Paris.
Normandy is a large region in France. Where is it you actually want to go? It may be best (that is quicker) to just dash into Paris and take a train to wherever in Normandy is your destination. Certainly a driver from the airport would be costly but that may not be a consideration.
If you must hire a private driver, Rick recommends Paris Webservices. The do D-Day and Normandy tours by private car. If you buy his Paris book, there is a discount code in it for 5% off.
You can look at http://www.paris-normandy-rides.com/ This is a one-man car service provider who I found through Haven in Paris a couple of years ago. He is excellent.
You could try BlaBlaCar.
But that's generally a last-minute thing; something you may prefer not to leave to chance.
Thank you JHK for your post about http://www.paris-normandy-rides.com/. I think this will be a wonderful solution for getting from the Paris airport to Normandy. We have updated our plans to have him drive us for the day in Normandy so that we could see as much as possible in our limited time. Did you actually use this driver when you you were in France?
I used to work for a company that would use the apartment rental company for apartments when they sent us to long-term assignments in Paris. I did not arrange the car myself but he was the driver. I plan to contact him for a pick up at CDG in May, which will be the first time that I will contact him directly.