11 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

11 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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Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Paris. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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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 14th (Thu): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, then don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then take in the history at Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bayeux day trip site.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 1 night

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then stroll through Plage Du Tilleul.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Etretat trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bayeux to Etretat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, then see the interesting displays at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument Jeanne d'Arc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Etretat to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly 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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