60 days in Normandy Itinerary

60 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Auber, Train to Rouen
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Rouen
— 15 nights
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Honfleur
— 9 nights
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Falaise
— 7 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
— 9 nights
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Coutances
— 5 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 8 nights
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Longny-au-Perche
— 5 nights
Drive to Paris-Orly Airport, Fly to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
For shopping fun, head to Rue du Gros-Horloge or Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cimetiere Saint-Sever. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Saint-Wandrille-Rancon (Eglise Saint-Michel & Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille), Caudebec-en-Caux (MuseoSeine & Cathedrale de Caudebec-En-Caux) and Giverny (Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Manoir de Villers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rouen trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Rouen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rouen. Traveling from Louisville in May, expect Rouen to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 17:

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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bayeux War Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. Head to Galerie 13 and La force d'un revefor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Honfleur: Marche Criee en Port-en-Bessin (in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain), Bayeux (Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, &more) and Arromanches-les-Bains (Remains Mulberry Harbour & Eglise St Pierre). There's much more to do: get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, and make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honfleur trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rouen to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Honfleur are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Falaise.

Things to do in Honfleur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 26:

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Falaise

Falaise is a town (population 9,000) on the Ante River in the French region of Lower Normandy, famous as the birthplace of William the Conquerer and the scene of the fierce fighting of August 1944 associated with the Allied "breakout" from the "Falaise pocket" that built up after the D-Day landings, to drive towards Paris during the Western campaign against the German occupation.

In August 1944, two German armies were encircled and destroyed by the British 2nd Army in their attempt to breakout of the "Falaise pocket" (also known as the "Falaise gap").
Get some historical perspective at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eglise Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais and Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri. Change things up with these side-trips from Falaise: Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet (in Ville de Lisieux), Manoir de Coupesarte (in Coupesarte) and Argentan (Eglise Saint-Germain, Cave Henri IV, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint-Charles-de-Percy War Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Sees, steep yourself in history at Parc des Forges de Varenne, and get engrossed in the history at Falaise Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Falaise online holiday planner.

Drive from Honfleur to Falaise in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Falaise

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:

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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach for their historical value. Airborne Museum and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee D-Day Omaha (in Vierville-sur-Mer), Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain) and D-Day Monument (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at La Maison du Biscuit, take in the exciting artwork at Aces High Gallery, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cherbourg-Octeville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Falaise to Cherbourg-Octeville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Falaise in June, expect nights in Cherbourg-Octeville to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coutances.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 11:

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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. Pointe du Hoc and German War Cemetery Marigny will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale de Coutances and Vergers De Romilly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coutances: Maisy Battery (in Grandcamp-Maisy), Chateau de la Riviere (in Saint-Fromond) and Maison Lebrec (in Saint Pierre du Mont). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Andouillerie de la Baleine, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Gratot, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coutances trip builder app.

Drive from Cherbourg-Octeville to Coutances in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Coutances can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Coutances

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get a sense of the local culture at Mont Saint-Michel and Chapelle Saint-Aubert. Get some historical perspective at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and Maison de l'Artichaut. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel (in Genets), Ferme de l'Hermitiere (in Saint-Jean-des-Champs) and Avranches (Cimetiere d"Avranches, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire, don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Coutances to Mont-Saint-Michel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Longny-au-Perche.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 24:

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Longny-au-Perche

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Montligeon and Manoir de Courboyer will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitie and Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Longny-au-Perche: Eglise Saint-Germain (in Rugles), L'Aigle (Eglise Saint-Martin de L'Aigle & Musee de la Meteorite) and Chateau du Blanc Buisson (in Saint-Pierre-du-Mesnil).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Longny-au-Perche holiday app.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Longny-au-Perche takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Longny-au-Perche are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longny-au-Perche

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

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.