13 days in Normandy Itinerary

13 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Rouen
— 2 nights
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L'Aigle
— 2 nights
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3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Vieux Rouen. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then don't miss a visit to La maison sublime, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rouen is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Rouen sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to L'Aigle.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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L'Aigle

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Maison Natale de Sainte Therese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Madeleine, then have fun and explore at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Germain. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, look for gifts at Charcuterie J.L PALLU, explore the historical opulence of Manoir de Courboyer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloitre du Couvent Saint-Francois.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the L'Aigle visit planning site.

Getting from Rouen to L'Aigle by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in L'Aigle

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally make a trip to Tour du Nord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, then don't miss a visit to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

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You can drive from L'Aigle to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. In December in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain), Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online tour planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bayeux sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Explore Honfleur's surroundings by going to Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers & Falaises d'Etretat) and Eglise St-Joseph (in Le Havre). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Les Dominicaines, Espace Culturel & Artotheque, contemplate the long history of Memorial Samuel de Champlain, and stop by Tabernula.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Honfleur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bayeux, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Honfleur, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Normandy travel guide

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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.