4 days in Normandy Itinerary

4 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen
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Deauville City
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rouen travel route tool.

Antwerp, Belgium to Rouen is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Deauville City.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Deauville City

— 1 night
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Deauville City online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Deauville City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Deauville City are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Deauville City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 31st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Deauville City to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.