10 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris
— 4 nights
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Bayeux

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. On the next day, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

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New York City, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Pointe du Grouin du Sud, then stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and finally make a trip to Barrage sur le Couesnon.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rouen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Jumieges, stroll through Fondation Claude Monet, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, visit Rue du Gros-Horloge, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then get engrossed in the history at Historial Jeanne d’Arc, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen in 3 hours. In September in Rouen, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Paris

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
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.