5 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner

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Paris
— 1 night
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Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Giverny
— 1 night
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Paris

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Charlotte, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally indulge your senses at Cave Cidricole Lecornu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Bayeux sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 29th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Giverny.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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).
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny and then examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Giverny tour builder.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Giverny by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Giverny sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.