6 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

6 days in Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
— 3 nights


Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for gifts at Fayencerie Augy, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rouen online sightseeing planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Rouen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Rouen. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online trip builder.

You can drive from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris journey builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Normandy travel guide

Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
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.