7 days in Etretat, Mont-Saint-Michel & Rennes Itinerary

7 days in Etretat, Mont-Saint-Michel & Rennes Itinerary

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7 days in Etretat, Mont-Saint-Michel & Rennes Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Etretat
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  8​h
2
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rennes
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins D'Etretat, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Nungesser et Coli, then don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, and finally get great views at Falaises d'Etretat. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de St-Wandrille, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Jumieges, then head outdoors with Le Fleuve La Veules, and finally steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Etretat travel planner.

Calgary, Canada to Etretat is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Etretat, with lows around 11°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Palais Benedictine, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Abbaye de Jumieges, Le Fleuve La Veules
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Les Jardins D'Etretat ©
Les Jardins D'Etretat

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of 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 look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Etretat to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay

1
night
Rennes

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Portes Mordelaises, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, then make a trip to Centre Historique de Rennes, and finally stroll around Parc du Thabor.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rennes travel route builder app .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks Historic Sites
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Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Portes Mordelaises ©
Portes Mordelaises

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