8 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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Fly
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 3 nights
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then laugh and play at Cahem, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, then explore the world behind art at Musee national de l'Education, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rouen attractions planner.

Cleveland, USA to Rouen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

2
nights
Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, then contemplate the long history of Pegasus Memorial, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Normandie Savoir-Faire.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bayeux holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Paris

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.