3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Bayeux
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Bayeux

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Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Pierre, examine the collection at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, then snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bayeux is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brussels in November, you will find days in Bayeux are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

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 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip builder app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · 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.