11 days in Normandy, Champagnat-le-Jeune & Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

11 days in Normandy, Champagnat-le-Jeune & Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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11 days in Normandy, Champagnat-le-Jeune & Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Giverny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Champagnat-le-Jeune
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Amboise
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Jerusalem

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 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fondation Claude Monet, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, then pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, head off the coast to Les Andelys, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then look for gifts at FAYENCERIE AUGY, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Giverny holiday planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Giverny is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Giverny. While traveling from Jerusalem, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Giverny, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Les Andelys
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

1
night
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 1st (Sun), stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, stop by Les Vergers de Ducy - Domaine de la Flaguerie, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stop by Fantastic Attic, and finally stop by Aure du commun.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bayeux travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Giverny to Bayeux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Bayeux are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a combination of to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, H2O Parapluies, Les Vergers de Ducy - Domaine de la Flaguerie
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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

1
night
Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives ©
Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, stop by Les Arpents du Soleil, then experience rural life at Ferme de Canon, and finally hunt for treasures at Market in Pierre Sur Dives.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives vacation builder.

Getting from Bayeux to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives by combination of takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to do a combination of to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ferme pedagogique de Canon, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Arpents du Soleil ©
Arpents du Soleil
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Ferme pedagogique de Canon ©
Ferme pedagogique de Canon

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 (Wed): trek along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, stop by La Petite Confiturerie, and then appreciate the history behind Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner.

Getting from Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to do a combination of to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Petite Confiturerie, Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
La Petite Confiturerie ©
La Petite Confiturerie

1
night
Champagnat-le-Jeune

Champagnat-le-Jeune ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Charcutier Traiteur Auger, examine the collection at La Maison de l'Améthyste, and then explore and take pictures at Amethystes d'Auvergne.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Champagnat-le-Jeune itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of from Mont-Saint-Michel to Champagnat-le-Jeune in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Champagnat-le-Jeune, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to do a combination of to Amboise.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Classes Museums Shopping

Side Trips

La maison de l'Amethyste, Charcutier Traiteur Auger
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La maison de l'Amethyste ©
La maison de l'Amethyste
Amethystes d'Auvergne ©
Amethystes d'Auvergne

2
nights
Amboise

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Visit Chateau de Chambord and Chateau de Cheverny for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Boutique La Caf'The or Les Halles. Step out of Amboise with an excursion to Château de Villandry in Villandry--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, learn about winemaking at Caves du Père Auguste - Vignerons en AOC Touraine Chenonceaux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Amboise, and contemplate the long history of Château du Clos Lucé.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amboise trip generator.

Traveling by combination of from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Amboise takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Les Halles, Chateau de Chenonceau, Caves du Pere Auguste, Chateau de Chambord
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

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