3 days in Falaise Itinerary

3 days in Falaise Itinerary

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Falaise ©
Falaise is a town (population 9,000) on the Ante River in the French region of Lower Normandy, famous as the birthplace of William the Conquerer and the scene of the fierce fighting of August 1944 associated with the Allied "breakout" from the "Falaise pocket" that built up after the D-Day landings, to drive towards Paris during the Western campaign against the German occupation.

In August 1944, two German armies were encircled and destroyed by the British 2nd Army in their attempt to breakout of the "Falaise pocket" (also known as the "Falaise gap").
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Falaise: Chateau of Carrouges (in Carrouges), Chateau de Crevecoeur (in Crevecoeur-en-Auge) and Calvados Pierre Huet (in Cambremer). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Vendeuvre, see the interesting displays at Automates Avenue, and take an in-depth tour of Falaise Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Falaise road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport, Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport and Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Falaise

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vendeuvre, Calvados Pierre Huet, Chateau de Crevecoeur, La Roche d'Oetre, Chateau of Carrouges
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Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Automates Avenue ©
Automates Avenue
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais ©
Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais