25 days in France Itinerary

25 days in France Itinerary

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25 days in France Itinerary

Start: Versailles
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Caen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rouen
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Giverny
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Paris
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Breville sur Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Paris

2
nights
Caen

Caen
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and finally admire the natural beauty at La Colline aux Oiseaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Hotel D'Escoville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, then see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caen online trip builder.

Versailles to Caen is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. November in Caen sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, and then admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Barrage sur le Couesnon, make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Reporters Memorial, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip tool.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. November in Bayeux sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, and then make a trip to Vieux Bassin. On your second day here, make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, make a trip to Carrousel a Honfleur, then contemplate the long history of Memorial Samuel de Champlain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Honfleur travel route site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Deauville Beach, Falaises d'Etretat
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Vieux Bassin ©
Vieux Bassin
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, examine the collection at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, then steep yourself in history at Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. On the next day, admire the striking features of Palais de Justice, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, then don't miss a visit to Vieux, and finally make a trip to Monument Jeanne d'Arc.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Honfleur to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Giverny.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Musee de la Corderie Vallois
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee de la Corderie Vallois ©
Musee de la Corderie Vallois

2
nights
Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau Gaillard. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, then get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Giverny tour builder website.

Traveling by train from Rouen to Giverny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Giverny sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, Chateau Gaillard, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux

10
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris trip site.

You can take a train from Giverny to Paris in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Breville sur Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Breville sur Mer

Breville sur Mer ©
You've now added Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Royal Kids and then play a few rounds at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Breville sur Mer trip planning website.

You can drive from Paris to Breville sur Mer in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Breville sur Mer

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint-Jean-des-Champs
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Royal Kids ©
Royal Kids
Ferme de l'Hermitiere ©
Ferme de l'Hermitiere

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