6 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

6 days in Paris & Normandy Itinerary

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Paris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Giverny
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
Drive
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
Drive
5
Villers-sur-Mer
Drive
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Etretat
— 1 night
Drive
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Rouen
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Paris — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Houston, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Paris. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Giverny.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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).
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Getting from Paris to Giverny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest.

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Traveling by flight from Giverny to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Bayeux — 1 night

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 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Villers-sur-Mer.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Villers-sur-Mer

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard.

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Traveling by car from Bayeux to Villers-sur-Mer takes an hour. In May in Villers-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.
Wineries
Side Trip
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Etretat — 1 night

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

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Traveling by car from Villers-sur-Mer to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rouen.
Parks · Nature
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Rouen

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
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Drive from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Normandy travel guide

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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.

Deauville travel guide

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Beaches · Casinos · Specialty Museums
Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Normandy region in northwestern France.With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France. As the closest seaside resort to Paris, the city and its region of the Côte Fleurie (Flowery Coast) has long been home to French high society's seaside houses and is often referred to as the Parisian riviera. Since the 19th century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class. Deauville is also a desirable family resort for the wealthy. In France, it is known perhaps above all for its role in Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

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