31 days in Calvados Itinerary

31 days in Calvados Itinerary

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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Honfleur
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Honfleur
— 16 nights
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Bayeux
— 14 nights
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Train to Eleis J.hebert, Ferry to St Peter Port, Guernsey, Bus to Guernsey, Fly to Exeter

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Honfleur — 16 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Attractions like Vieux Bassin and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honfleur: Houlgate (Promenade Roland Garros & Plages de Houlgate), Ville de Lisieux (Les Buissonnets, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux, &more) and Cerza (in Hermival-les-Vaux). There's still lots to do: stroll through Deauville Beach, take in the views from Pont de Normandie, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Personnalites, and make a trip to Place Arthur Boudin.

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Exeter, UK to Honfleur is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 14 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Venture out of the city with trips to Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, &more), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Caramels d'Isigny (in Isigny-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, take in the history at Omaha Beach, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

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You can 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 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Calvados travel guide

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Military Museums · Art 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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