8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Le Havre
Le Havre
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— 1 night
Drive to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Fly to Ile d'Orleans


Le Havre — 2 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Carrousel a Honfleur, explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, and finally make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Personnalites, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Suspendus, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

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Ile d'Orleans, Canada to Le Havre is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In July in Le Havre, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Caen.
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Caen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Ouistreham Beach, get engrossed in the history at Pegasus Memorial, then snap pictures at Pegasus Bridge, and finally learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, then find something for the whole family at Festyland Parc, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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Traveling by car from Le Havre to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Caen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, then hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior.

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Getting from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mont-Saint-Michel to Rouen. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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.