9 days in Normandy & Roanne Itinerary

9 days in Normandy & Roanne Itinerary

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9 days in Normandy & Roanne Itinerary

Start: Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Douville-en-Auge
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Giverny
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Roanne
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Bayeux

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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bayeux day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport, Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport and Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Douville-en-Auge.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Douville-en-Auge

Douville-en-Auge ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chateau du Breuil, then experience rural life at Ferme Manoir du Champ Versant, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Dupont, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme d'Oraille.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Douville-en-Auge trip planner .

You can drive from Bayeux to Douville-en-Auge in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honfleur.

Things to do in Douville-en-Auge

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau du Breuil, Ferme Manoir du Champ Versant, Domaine Dupont
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Chateau du Breuil ©
Chateau du Breuil
Ferme de l'Oraille ©
Ferme de l'Oraille
Domaine Dupont ©
Domaine Dupont

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nights
Honfleur

Honfleur ©
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more), Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp) and Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Douville-en-Auge to Honfleur takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Honfleur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Rouen, Etretat, Palais Benedictine, Deauville Beach
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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Giverny

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Giverny travel route planning app .

Getting from Honfleur to Giverny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Roanne.

Things to do in Giverny

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

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Roanne

Roanne ©
Roanne is a commune in the Loire department in central France.It is located 90km northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. On the 14th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, then take in the waterfront activity at Port de Plaisance, and then don't miss a visit to La Tour Saint Maurice.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Roanne day trip website .

Traveling by car from Giverny to Roanne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Roanne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Roanne

Parks Historic Sites
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Port de Plaisance ©
Port de Plaisance
Eglise Saint-Etienne ©
Eglise Saint-Etienne

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, contemplate the long history of Mont Saint-Michel, then make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Roanne to Mont-Saint-Michel in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Roanne in August: highs in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

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