4 days in Normandy Itinerary

4 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Bayeux

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Bayeux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bayeux, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.