10 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Etretat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rouen
— 2 nights
5
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Charlotte to Mont-Saint-Michel, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Moulin de Moidrey
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre ©
Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre
Le Moulin de Moidrey ©
Le Moulin de Moidrey

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
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 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ducal, browse the exhibits of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), then stroll the grounds of Hermanville War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation planner.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), Chateau Ducal, Hermanville War Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Du Tilleul, and then take some stellar pictures from Falaise d'Etretat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Etretat tour planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage Du Tilleul
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fondation Claude Monet, steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On the next day, head outdoors with Atelier galerie du bord de Seine, then get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and then don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen vacation site .

Traveling by car from Etretat to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Atelier galerie du bord de Seine
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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