44 days in France Itinerary

44 days in France Itinerary

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Bayeux
— 2 nights
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Saint-Lo
— 1 night
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights
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Coutances
— 1 night
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Avranches
— 2 nights
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Vire-Normandie
— 3 nights
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Argentan
— 3 nights
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Bernay
— 1 night
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Evreux
— 2 nights
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Les Andelys
— 3 nights
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Rouen
— 5 nights
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Dieppe
— 4 nights
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Le Havre
— 4 nights
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Ville de Lisieux
— 4 nights
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Caen
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ferme de la Haizerie, Golf Omaha Beach, Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Ciderie Viard, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, examine the collection at Musee du debarquement, then learn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, then play a few rounds at Golf Omaha Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Haizerie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, learn about all things military at Musee D-Day Omaha, take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux online road trip planner.

Caen to Bayeux is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint-Lo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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Saint-Lo

Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy.Although it is the second largest city of Manche after Cherbourg, it remains the prefecture of the department. You've added Haras National de Saint-Lo, Promenade Des Remparts De Saint Lo, Souterroscope, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, steep yourself in history at Normandy Victory Museum, then get engrossed in the history at D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Souterroscope, then get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Des Remparts De Saint Lo, and then get outside with Haras National de Saint-Lo.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Lo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Saint-Lo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Saint-Lo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Saint-Lo

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau des Ravalet, Chateau de Nacqueville, Manufacture des Parapluies de Cherbourg, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cherbourg-Octeville sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Cherbourg-Octeville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coutances.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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Coutances

Coutances is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.HistoryCapital of the Unelli, a Gaulish tribe, the town was given the name of Constantia in 298 during the reign of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus. Your list of things to see and do now includes Chateau Fort de Pirou, La Fromagerie REAUX, Chateau de Gratot, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, get behind the scenes at La Fromagerie REAUX, then don't miss a visit to Chateau de Gratot, then stroll through Musee Christian Dior, and finally play a few rounds at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coutances trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cherbourg-Octeville to Coutances takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Avranches.

Things to do in Coutances

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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Avranches

Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Your list of things to see and do now includes Maison Jehan Michel, Cara-Meuh !, Ferme de l'Hermitiere, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avranches day trip site.

Traveling by car from Coutances to Avranches takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Avranches are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vire-Normandie.

Things to do in Avranches

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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Vire-Normandie

You've added Le Village Enchante, Normandie Luge, Clecygliss, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Jurques, then find something for the whole family at Normandie Luge, and then get your game on at Le Village Enchante.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vire-Normandie journey maker tool.

You can drive from Avranches to Vire-Normandie in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Vire-Normandie are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Argentan.

Things to do in Vire-Normandie

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Argentan

Argentan is a commune and the seat of two cantons and of an arrondissement in the Orne department in northwestern France.Argentan is located 180km NE of Rennes, 131km ENE of the Mont Saint-Michel, 188km SE of Cherbourg, 58km SSE of Caen, 133km SW of Rouen and 100km N of Le Mans.HistoryArgentan is situated near the Orne River. You've added Haras national du Pin, Chateau de Sassy, Spa B'o Resort, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Argentan to go to Le Bouillon and see Parc Animalier d'Ecouves, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Argentan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vire-Normandie to Argentan takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Argentan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Bernay.

Things to do in Argentan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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Bernay

Your day by day itinerary now includes Base de Loisirs de Brionne, Chateau du Champ de Bataille and Chateau de Beaumesnil.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bernay online trip builder.

Drive from Argentan to Bernay in an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Argentan in May: highs in Bernay hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Evreux.

Things to do in Bernay

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

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Evreux

Évreux is situated in the pleasant valley of river Iton, arms of which traverse the town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Manufacture Cluizel, Spa Deep Nature - Domaine des Bois Francs, Acroforest, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Le Randonn'Eure Location, don't miss a visit to Gisacum, then get interesting insight from Acroforest, and finally stroll around Parc et Jardins du Chateau d’Acquigny.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Evreux itinerary tool.

Drive from Bernay to Evreux in an hour. In May in Evreux, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Les Andelys.

Things to do in Evreux

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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Les Andelys

Les Andelys is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.GeographyIt lies on the Seine, about 35 km northeast of Évreux.The commune is divided into two parts, Grand-Andely and Petit-Andely.Sights Château Gaillard, a medieval castle, is located in Les Andelys. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau Gaillard, Chateau de Gaillon, Les Jardins Animaliers Biotropica, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Gaillon and then contemplate the long history of Chateau Gaillard. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Tourelles, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then examine the collection at Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bizy.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Les Andelys road trip planner.

Drive from Evreux to Les Andelys in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Les Andelys are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Les Andelys

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Fabrique des Savoirs, Musee des Antiquites, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, and other attractions.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Les Andelys to Rouen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dieppe.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

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Dieppe

Dieppe, famous for its scallops, is a seaside resort lively all year round.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paradis Aquatique, Chateau de Miromesnil, Chateau de Cany, and other attractions.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dieppe trip app.

Getting from Rouen to Dieppe by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dieppe can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Dieppe

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

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Le Havre

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centre Commercial Docks Vauban, Les Jardins Suspendus, Le Clos Arsene Lupin, and other attractions you added.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Le Havre trip planner.

You can drive from Dieppe to Le Havre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Dieppe in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Le Havre: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Le Havre

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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Ville de Lisieux

Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jardin de L'Eveche, Le Chaudron Magik, Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet, and other attractions.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Le Havre to Ville de Lisieux by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ville de Lisieux are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Caen.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

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Caen

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.
You've added Memorial de Caen, La Colline aux Oiseaux, Festyland Parc, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Caen road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ville de Lisieux to Caen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caen

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin travel guide

3.5
Aquariums · Castles · Parks

Lisieux travel guide

4.2
Zoos · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Lisieux is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It is the capital of the Pays d'Auge area, which is characterised by valleys and hedged farmland.NameThe name of the town derives from the Latin Noviomagus Lexoviorum . The town was originally known in Celtic as Novio Magos, which was Latinized as Noviomagus. Owing to the large number of similarly-named cities, however, it was necessary to specify where this one was located. The local French demonym "Lexoviens" derives from the Latin as well.HistoryAntiquityLisieux was the capital of the Lexovii. In his work, Commentaries on the Gallic War, Caesar mentions a Gallic oppidum, a term which refers to Celtic towns located on the tops of hills. The oppidum has been pinpointed to a place referred to as le Castellier, located 3km to the southwest of the town. However the Gallo-Roman city was in fact located where Lisieux is to be found today.Middle AgesLisieux was an important center of power in medieval times. The bishopric of Lisieux controlled most of the Pays d'Auge by the 12th century. King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine are thought to have married at Lisieux in 1152, and the town remained powerful for several centuries afterwards until in the 14th century the triple scourges of the Plague, war and resulting famine devastated Lisieux and reduced its influence. The main judge of Joan of Arc, Pierre Cauchon, became a bishop of Lisieux after her death and is buried in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral.

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