28 days in Calvados Itinerary

28 days in Calvados Itinerary

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Honfleur
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Bayeux
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Honfleur — 14 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore hidden gems such as Notre Dame de Grace and Thalazur Cabourg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Dives-sur-Mer (Les Halles de Dives-sur-Mer & Village D'art Guillaume-Le-Conquerant), Cabourg (Hippodrome Cabourg, Plage de Cabourg, &more) and Golf Club de Cabourg Le Home (in Varaville). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Personnalites, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, make a trip to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at Satie House and Museum (Maisons Satie).

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip website.

Paris to Honfleur is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 13 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie and Musee Baron Gerard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Ouistreham (Thalazur Ouistreham, Ouistreham Beach, &more), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in La Ferriere-Harang) and Caen (Quartier du Vaugueux, Frac Normandie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Abbey d’Ardenne, and examine the collection at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Honfleur to Bayeux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Calvados travel guide

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Art Museums · Military Museums · Cemeteries
Taking its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast, Calvados caters to your every holiday whim in its prestigious seaside resorts, but the department is most famous as the landing site of Allied troops on the beaches of the Bay of the Seine on the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. Located in the Lower Normandy region and created during the French Revolution, this department belongs to the Basse-Normandie region where the Battle of Normandy took place. Agriculture dominates the economy of Calvados, with specialties you can try at nearby shops and restaurants, including butter, cheese, hard cider, and Calvados, the apple-based liqueur that takes its name from the area. The department is one of the most-touristed destinations and biggest vacation hot spots in Normandy thanks to its seaside resorts with luxurious hotels and casinos, manor houses, castles, and quiet chalk cliffs all along the green countryside.
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