6 days in Normandy Itinerary
6 days in Normandy Itinerary
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Mon, Jul 18 - Sat, Jul 23
Etretat — 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.On the 18th (Mon), stroll around Jardins d'Etretat and then make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Les Plages Etretat, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Etretat online attractions planner.
Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Etretat is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.Your day by day itinerary now includes Airborne Museum, Normandy Victory Museum and Mont Saint-Michel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pegasus Memorial and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Kids will enjoy Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Ouistreham Beach (in Ouistreham) and Pegasus Bridge (in Ranville). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Baron Gerard.
To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux route planner.
You can drive from Etretat to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rouen.
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Ranville, Normandy American Cemetery, Normandy Victory Museum, Mont Saint-Michel
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Rouen — 1 night
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.Your day by day itinerary now includes Fondation Claude Monet. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rouen holiday planner.
Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rouen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Normandy travel guide
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.