15 days in Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Mont-Saint-Michel — 3 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Yver Chocolatier Patissier (in Granville) and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, make a trip to Porte du Boulevard, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Montgommery, and head outdoors with L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel vacation planner.

Austin, USA to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Mont-Saint-Michel is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Bayeux — 6 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 4 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Etretat (Jardins d'Etretat, Falaises d'Etretat, &more) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin, snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, soak away your stress at O Voyage des Sens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Augustin.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honfleur visit planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Honfleur sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Giverny.
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Giverny — 1 night

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and then stroll through Fondation Claude Monet.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Giverny trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Giverny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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.