8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Berlin, Germany to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 2 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique, take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, steep yourself in history at Pegasus Bridge, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, and finally shop like a local with Normandie Savoir-Faire.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

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Drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June in Etretat, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge, then contemplate the long history of Gros-Horloge, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of St. Maclou's Church, then view the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc.

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You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rouen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.