8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mont-Saint-Michel — 1 day

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in February, expect Mont-Saint-Michel to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Bayeux is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore and take pictures at Omaha Beach, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux online sightseeing planner.

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 February, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Honfleur.
Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 14th (Mon), stroll around Jardins d'Etretat, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur trip planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Rouen.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Rouen — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then take an in-depth tour of Historial Jeanne d’Arc, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, and then make a trip to Rue Eau de Robec.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Rouen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.