7 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

7 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Fly
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Paris
— 2 nights
Train to Dol De Bretagne, Taxi 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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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Midland

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Paris

— 2 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Midland, USA to Paris is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel route builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mont-Saint-Michel, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Rouen

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rouen travel route site.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rouen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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.