15 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Etretat — 7 nights

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
We've included these beaches for you: Les Plages Etretat and Plage Du Tilleul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Clos Arsene Lupin and Au Fil de la Memoire. Venture out of the city with trips to Veules-les-Roses (Le Fleuve La Veules, Les Cressonnieres, &more), Maison des Traditions Normandes (in Saint-Maclou) and Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Cimetiere Militaire de Saint Valery en Caux, Maison Henri IV, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Falaises d'Etretat, look for gifts at La Rose des Vents, contemplate the waterfront views at Cote d'Albatre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Etretat trip builder.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport, Deauville-Saint-Gatien Airport and Calais International Rail Station. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rouen.
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Rouen — 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel planner.

You can take a train from Etretat to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and then make a trip to La Grande Rue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Christian Dior, and finally get the lay of the land with Francois LAMOTTE d'ARGY Guide de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Rouen to Mont-Saint-Michel. In October, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Memorial de Caen will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omaha Beach, look for gifts at Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, and examine the collection at Musee du debarquement.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night.
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Normandy travel guide

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.