8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Gare SNCF
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive
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Colleville-sur-Mer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deauville City
— 1 night
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 18-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ottawa in July: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Colleville-sur-Mer

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha, and finally take in the history at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, learn about all things military at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then examine the collection at Caramels d'Isigny, and finally get engrossed in the history at Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deauville City.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Deauville City

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 (Tue), kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Deauville City day trip planner.

Getting from Colleville-sur-Mer to Deauville City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Deauville City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Deauville City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument Nungesser et Coli, stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then don't miss a visit to Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Etretat day trip site.

Traveling by car from Deauville City to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Etretat, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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 1st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Gros-Horloge, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Jumieges, then get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.