12 days in France Itinerary

12 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 2 nights
2
Etretat
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 2 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
5
Amboise
— 2 nights

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
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, thenadmire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, thentest 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, thentake a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, thensteep 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 °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Monument Jeanne d'Arc, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

2
nights
Etretat

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, thenexplore 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fecamp, Le Fleuve La Veules
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries

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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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, thenexplore 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, thenbrush 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; or take a train. In December in Bayeux, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

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

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Fougeres
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

2
nights
Amboise

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, thentake an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, thenstep 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 train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amboise takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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