13 days in Paris, Normandy & Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Normandy & Centre-Val de Loire Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Train + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Chambord
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. Visit Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Jerusalem, Israel to Paris is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect nights in Paris to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Theatre romain de Lillebonne are in your itinerary. Visiting Le Bois des Aigles and Les Andelys will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Eglise Saint Helier (in Beuzeville), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Chateau d'Etelan (in Saint-Maurice-d’Etelan). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rouen online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Eglise Saint Helier, Les Andelys, Fondation Claude Monet, Chateau d'Etelan
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Les Andelys ©
Les Andelys
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
nights
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 6th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, learn about winemaking at Arpents du Soleil, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally look for gifts at Au Fin Gousier.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bayeux travel route app.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arpents du Soleil, Cimetières Militaires, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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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
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by La Petite Confiturerie, then don't miss a visit to La Porte du Roy, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel vacation app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chambord.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Petite Confiturerie
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
La Petite Confiturerie ©
La Petite Confiturerie

1
night
Chambord

Chambord ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Les anes de Madame and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chambord, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then steep yourself in history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chambord sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Mont-Saint-Michel to Chambord in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. January in Chambord sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Amboise, Chateau de Cheverny, Les anes de Madame
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Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise

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