5 days in Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ouistreham
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rouen
— 1 night
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Train to Saint-Lazare, Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Barcelona

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 day
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, then contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut, and finally make a trip to Grand Degre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel vacation planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get slightly colder in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise

— 1 night
Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, then delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), then contemplate the long history of Batteries de Crisbecq, and finally examine the collection at World War 2 Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sainte-Mere-Eglise travel planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Sainte-Mere-Eglise by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ouistreham.

Things to do in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Ouistreham

— 2 nights
With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pegasus Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Pegasus Memorial, and then examine the collection at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Hippodrome Deauville La Touques, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, and then brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ouistreham day trip app.

You can drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Ouistreham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Ouistreham

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites and then make a trip to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rouen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouistreham to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.