13 days in France Itinerary

13 days in France Itinerary

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13 days in France Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Rouen
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Giverny
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fermanville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 3 nights
6
Paris
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some photo ops at Gros-Horloge, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Joan of Arc, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Reve de Bisons and then stroll through Parc du Bocasse.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen journey planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Rouen is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Rouen. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Rouen reach 69°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Giverny.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parc du Bocasse, Reve de Bisons
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Parc du Bocasse ©
Parc du Bocasse

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): meet the residents at Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): play a few rounds at Golf De Gaillon, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Tourelles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des impressionnismes.

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Traveling by train from Rouen to Giverny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Giverny sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Giverny

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Golf De Gaillon, Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Chateau des Tourelles
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Golf De Gaillon ©
Golf De Gaillon
Chateau des Tourelles ©
Chateau des Tourelles
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

1
night
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 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral.

For ratings and tourist information, read Bayeux online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Giverny to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fermanville.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Omaha Beach, American Cemetery & Memorial, Arromanches 360, Pointe du Hoc
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

1
night
Fermanville

Fermanville ©
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Gatteville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Collignon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Urville Nacqueville Beach, then see the sky in a new way at Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ravalet.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fermanville trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Fermanville in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Bayeux, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fermanville, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Fermanville

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tourlaville, Le Phare de Gatteville, Urville Nacqueville Beach, Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium
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Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium ©
Chateau des Ravalet ©
Chateau des Ravalet
Le Phare de Gatteville ©
Le Phare de Gatteville

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 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Paroissiale Saint-Pierre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Pointe D'Agon, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, then meet the residents at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fermanville to Mont-Saint-Michel. In June in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Granville, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, Pointe D'Agon, Zoo de Champrepus
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Zoo de Champrepus ©
Zoo de Champrepus
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. On the next day, take a stroll through Le Marais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. While traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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