10 days in Normandy & Loire Valley Itinerary

10 days in Normandy & Loire Valley Itinerary

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Brehal
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 3 nights
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Amboise
— 2 nights

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Brehal

Brehal ©
On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel and then cool off at Alligator Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Pointe D'Agon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brehal trip site.

Shannon, Ireland to Brehal is an approximately 17-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Shannon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brehal, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Brehal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Jurques, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brehal to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant

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Rouen

Rouen ©

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Bring the kids along to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Parc du Bocasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Cahem and wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rouen attractions site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amboise.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse
Cahem ©
Cahem

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Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then make a trip to Chateau de Chambord, and then make a trip to Maison de l'Acrobate.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amboise day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Amboise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Maison de l'Acrobate ©
Maison de l'Acrobate

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