3 days in Normandy Itinerary

3 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen — 1 day

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, shop like a local with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Paris to Rouen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen.

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You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bayeux are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Normandy travel guide

Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.