5 days in Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Sainte-Mere-Eglise
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Honfleur
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Sainte-Mere-Eglise — 2 nights

Sainte-Mère-Église is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in northwestern France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Christian Dior and La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery). Visit Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and Chateau Fort de Pirou for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sainte-Mere-Eglise: Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James), Cathedrale de Coutances (in Coutances) and D-Day Monument (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Maisy Battery, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ravalet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, and brush up on your military savvy at Normandy Victory Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sainte-Mere-Eglise travel planner.

Dinard to Sainte-Mere-Eglise is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sainte-Mere-Eglise can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Hommes, then steep yourself in history at Pegasus Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Pegasus Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Honfleur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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Normandy travel guide

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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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