5 days in Normandy & Chalons-en-Champagne Itinerary

5 days in Normandy & Chalons-en-Champagne Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 night
Drive
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Chalons-en-Champagne
— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Charlotte

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey, then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally don't miss a visit to Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker tool.

Charlotte, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Mont-Saint-Michel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect nights in Mont-Saint-Michel to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bayeux

— 1 night
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 28th (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder app.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Giverny.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Giverny

— 1 night
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 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Giverny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Giverny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Giverny, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Chalons-en-Champagne

— 1 night
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Champagne Alfred Tritant and then do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chalons-en-Champagne travel planner.

You can drive from Giverny to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chalons-en-Champagne can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries

Side Trips

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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.