7 days in Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Etretat
— 1 day
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
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Clecy
— 1 night
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Ouistreham
— 1 night
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Etretat

— 1 day
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval, then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Etretat day trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to Etretat is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature

Sainte-Mere-Eglise

— 2 nights
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Caramels d'Isigny, get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet, then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Gatteville, then step off the mainland to explore Tatihou Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Tour Vauban de La Hougue.

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Drive from Etretat to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Clecy.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Clecy

— 1 night
Clécy is a French Commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.In 1932 it was awarded the title The Capital of Norman Switzerland by the Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.GeographyClécy is on the River Orne, in the middle of Norman Switzerland, about s south of Caen. You've now added Clecygliss to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Falaise Memorial, steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche d'Oetre, and finally get in on the family fun at Clecygliss.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Clecy online road trip planner.

Getting from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Clecy by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ouistreham.

Things to do in Clecy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ouistreham

— 1 night
With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ouistreham Beach, see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, then snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, then learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Samson.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouistreham planner.

You can drive from Clecy to Ouistreham in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Ouistreham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, then stroll around Parc de Cleres, then don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Romain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel planner.

You can drive from Ouistreham to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.