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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Route & dates

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).
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fondation Claude Monet, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, step off the mainland to explore Les Andelys, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then stop by Fayencerie Augy, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Giverny trip maker site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Giverny is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Giverny. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect nights in Giverny to be little chillier, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Les Andelys, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at 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 Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at H2O Parapluies, look for gifts at Les Vergers de Ducy, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stop by Fantastic Attic, and finally stop by Aure du Commun.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux trip builder site.

You can drive from Giverny to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

H2O Parapluies, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Les Vergers de Ducy
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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): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, do a tasting at Arpents du Soleil, then experience rural life at Ferme pedagogique de OUEZY - CANON, and finally hunt for treasures at Marche de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives.

Discover how to plan a Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then look for gifts at La Petite Confiturerie, and then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In January in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Champagnat-le-Jeune.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Champagnat-le-Jeune

Champagnat-le-Jeune ©
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Charcutier Traiteur Auger, pick up some new knowledge with La maison de l'Amethyste, and then go deep underground at Amethystes d'Auvergne.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Champagnat-le-Jeune itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Champagnat-le-Jeune takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Champagnat-le-Jeune can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Champagnat-le-Jeune

Museums Classes Shopping

Side Trips

Charcutier Traiteur Auger, La maison de l'Amethyste
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau Royal d'Amboise and Chateau de Villandry. For shopping fun, head to Boutique La Caf'The or Les Halles. Get out of town with these interesting Amboise side-trips: Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, indulge your senses at Caves du Pere Auguste, and take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise online road trip planner.

Getting from Champagnat-le-Jeune to Amboise by car takes about 4 hours. In January in Amboise, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up 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 Chenonceau, Les Halles, Caves du Pere Auguste, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Cheverny
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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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