8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Chatelet Les Halles, Train to Rouen
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Rouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouistreham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etretat
— 2 nights
Train to Paris St Lazare, Fly to Valletta

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Rouen — 1 night

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Abbaye de Jumieges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Palais de Justice, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale Saint-Ouen.

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Valletta, Malta to Rouen is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in September: highs in Rouen hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ouistreham.
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Ouistreham — 2 nights

With fine, sandy beaches on the English Channel, Ouistreham is a small port town with fishing boats, leisure crafts, and a ferry harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the views from Pegasus Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Pegasus Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ouistreham Beach, and finally examine the collection at Le Grand Bunker Musee du Mur de l'Atlantique. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Promenade Marcel Proust, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thalazur Cabourg, and then learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouistreham travel route planner.

Drive from Rouen to Ouistreham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise — 2 nights

Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the history at Maisy Battery, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, then admire all the interesting features of Omaha Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sainte-Mere-Eglise vacation app.

Drive from Ouistreham to Sainte-Mere-Eglise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Etretat.
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Etretat — 2 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut, then explore the striking landscape at Falaises d'Etretat, and finally make a trip to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde. On the next day, get outside with Le Fleuve La Veules.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Etretat trip itinerary site.

Drive from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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