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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Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Montreal, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Bayeux is 6 hours. In June, Bayeux is a bit cooler than Montreal - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips


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City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Normandy travel guide

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.