14 days in Normandy Itinerary

14 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Train to Paris l'Est, Fly to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Le Havre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Take a break from the city and head to L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie and les etangs du val de See. Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal (in Brehal) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Genets.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 5 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Visiting Omaha Beach and Le Havre de Portbail will get you outdoors. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise), Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre — 3 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Get outdoors at Falaises d'Etretat and Chemin des Sources Bleues. Visit Deauville Beach and La Plage du Havre for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Honfleur (Vieux Bassin, Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, &more) and Plage Du Tilleul (in Le Tilleul). The adventure continues: cast your line with Navigation Normande - Le Havre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montivilliers, and take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Le Havre trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Le Havre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. August in Le Havre sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get in touch with nature at Parc de Cleres and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine), L'Arche Feline (in Vascoeuil) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip builder.

Drive from Le Havre to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.
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