15 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Paris
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to San Francisco

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Paris

— 7 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Petit Palais and Musee Nissim de Camondo will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Musee Alfred-Danicourt (in Peronne) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, and take a stroll through Latin Quarter.

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San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then see the interesting displays at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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You can drive from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Honfleur

— 2 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Benedictine, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. On your second day here, stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Honfleur can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Pointe du Hoc. Get a sense of the local culture at Omaha Beach and Airborne Museum. Take a break from Bayeux with a short trip to Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

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Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.