4 days in France Itinerary
4 days in France Itinerary
— 1 night
— 1 night
Bus to LE HAVRE: gare routière, Train to Gare de Paris-St-Lazare, Fly to Sydney
Tue, Jun 13 - Fri, Jun 16
Bayeux — 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux journey website.
Sydney, Australia to Bayeux is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 1 night
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.On the 15th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.
To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honfleur travel planner.
Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Honfleur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Highlights from your trip
France travel guide
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.
You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.
Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.