10 days in Normandy, Reims & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Normandy, Reims & Paris Itinerary

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Rouen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Fly
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Reims
— 1 night
Train
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Rouen — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Robert le Diable, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Traditions Et Arts Normands -, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Martainville. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Tour Jeanne d'Arc, then examine the collection at Musee des Sapeurs-Pompiers, then examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and finally get engrossed in the history at Musee national de l'Education.

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San Francisco, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get slightly colder in Rouen: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 2 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Balleroy and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption. Popular historic sites such as Maison de la Liberation and Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux are in your itinerary. When in Bayeux, make a side trip to see Église Notre-Dame in Saint-Lo, approximately Saint-Lo away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee de la Mine, go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Kunstlicher Hafen, and awaken your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Grand Degre, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, and finally make a trip to Tour Gabriel.

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Getting from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Reims.
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Reims — 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Nord, then steep yourself in history at Square Des Cordeliers, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Maurice.

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You can fly from Mont-Saint-Michel to Reims in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, plan for little chillier nights in Reims, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then take a stroll through Quartier de l'Opera, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts et Metiers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

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You can take a train from Reims to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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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.
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