17 days in France Itinerary

17 days in France Itinerary

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17 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Giverny
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
End: Paris

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Chateau de Chambord. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

4
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayeux War Cemetery and Cimetières Militaires. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bayeux travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ranville, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Memorial de Caen
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Cimetières Militaires ©
Cimetières Militaires
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery ©
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Visit Mont Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut for their historical value. Step out of Mont-Saint-Michel with an excursion to Chateau de Fougeres in Fougeres--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Aubert, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Chateau de Fougeres
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at La Grange au Mohair, then see the interesting displays at Big Red One Assault Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer online trip planner .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Giverny.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

La Grange au Mohair
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption ©

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).
Visit Chateau de Bizy and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de La Roche-Guyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of Our Lady, and explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Giverny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Giverny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vernon, Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux, Chateau Gaillard, Chateau de La Roche-Guyon
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Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny ©
Collegiate Church of Our Lady ©
Collegiate Church of Our Lady
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Evreux

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