8 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 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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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Paris

— 4 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 38°F in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then head outdoors with Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel by combination of train and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Etretat

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 30th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage Du Tilleul, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then explore the striking landscape at Porte d’Aval.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat visit planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Etretat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

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 31st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etretat to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.