12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Amboise
— 2 nights
Train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument Jeanne d'Arc, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On your second day here, make a trip to Vieux Rouen, make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then steep yourself in history at Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rouen trip builder website.

Chicago, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Rouen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit warmer in Rouen: highs are around 48°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Etretat.

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Architectural Building
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
4.7

2
nights
Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, then explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Pecheries, head outdoors with Le Fleuve La Veules, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins d'Etretat.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Etretat trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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nights
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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bayeux driving holiday tool.

Drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Historic Sites · Museums

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Memorial de Caen
Military Museum
Memorial de Caen
4.4

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then make a trip to La Grande Rue, and then don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, make a trip to Tour du Nord, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Fougeres.

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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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Amboise.

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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Must see
Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Wildlife Area
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
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2
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Amboise

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 11th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, sample the tasty concoctions at Closerie de Chanteloup - Brasserie d' Amboise, then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and finally look for gifts at Galland Epicerie de Terroirs. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then make a trip to Chateau de Chambord.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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