3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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London, UK to Rouen is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Rouen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Rouen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites

Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bayeux sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to La Grande Rue, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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.