9 days in Normandy & Versailles Itinerary

9 days in Normandy & Versailles Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Le Havre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Versailles
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 day
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 6th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Madrid, Spain to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Mont-Saint-Michel to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, approximately Sainte-Mere-Eglise away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Le Havre

— 2 nights
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Joseph, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, then make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Le Havre trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Le Havre by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Le Havre can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Le Havre

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rouen

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm, then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then examine the collection at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip planner.

You can drive from Le Havre to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Versailles

— 1 night

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

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Drive from Rouen to Versailles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Versailles

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.