2 days in Normandy Itinerary

2 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen
— 1 day
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Etretat
— 1 night
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Rouen

— 1 day

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Maclou's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online trip builder.

Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, walk around Les Jardins d'Etretat, then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Etretat vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature

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.