13 days in Normandy Itinerary

13 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then stroll through Parc de Cleres, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Rouen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Notre Dame de Grace. Visiting Falaises d'Etretat and Deauville Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat & Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde), Le Havre (Eglise St-Joseph & Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa) and Palais Benedictine (in Fecamp). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, view the masterpieces at Galerie Entre tissu et papier, steep yourself in history at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie), and examine the collection at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience.

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You can drive from Rouen to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Honfleur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 4 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie. Step out of Bayeux to go to Sainte-Mere-Eglise and see Airborne Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Omaha Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

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Traveling by car from Honfleur to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Visit Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal and Pointe D'Agon for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Musee Christian Dior and Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon. Change things up with a short trip to Avel Char A Voile in Hirel (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

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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 July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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.