11 days in Paris, Normandy & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Train to Luxembourg City
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

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Durham, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Paris. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durham in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bayeux.
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Museums
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Bayeux, France — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Bayeux is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bayeux online trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxembourg City.
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Historic Sites
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to William Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then explore the historical opulence of Grand Ducal Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Barrio Grund, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution.

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Drive from Bayeux to Luxembourg City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

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Getting from Luxembourg City to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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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