4 days in Normandy Itinerary

4 days in Normandy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Normandy travel route planner
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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Bayeux
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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Giverny
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour site.

Miami, USA to Bayeux is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Miami to Bayeux, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miami in October, with highs in Bayeux at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive 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).
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and then browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Giverny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Giverny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Giverny, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
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.
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