8 days in Normandy Itinerary

8 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Drive to Ben Gurion International Airport, Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Les Andelys
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Les Andelys
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Lyons-la-Foret
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Rouen
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Le Havre
— 1 night
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Etretat
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Honfleur
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Caen
— 1 night
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Bayeux
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Falaise
— 1 night
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Cambremer
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Livarot-Pays-d'Auge
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Ville de Lisieux
— 1 night
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Giverny
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Les Andelys — 1 night

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. You've now added Les Andelys to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), head off the coast to Les Andelys.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Les Andelys online itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Les Andelys is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in September, with highs in Les Andelys at 23°C and lows at 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lyons-la-Foret.
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Lyons-la-Foret

Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune in the Eure department in Haute Normandie in north-western France.Because of its architecture which has been maintained as it was at the beginning of the 17th century, it is also a well-known landmark within the very distinct geophysical and geocultural entity that is the end of Vexin normand and the forest of Lyons around the town is the border with Pays de Bray known for its traditional bocage landscape of woods, orchards and cattle economy.GeographyLyons-la-Forêt is located 34km from Rouen and 28km from Gisors. La Place de la Halle has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of La Place de la Halle.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lyons-la-Foret journey planning site.

Lyons-la-Foret is very close to Les Andelys. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rouen.
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Place du Vieux-Marche. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Place du Vieux-Marche, contemplate the long history of Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, admire the striking features of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lyons-la-Foret to Rouen takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Le Havre.
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Le Havre — 1 night

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
You've now added Eglise St-Joseph to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Joseph.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Le Havre trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Le Havre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Le Havre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Etretat.
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Falaises d'Etretat has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat online journey planner.

Drive from Le Havre to Etretat in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Etretat are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and then make a trip to Vieux Bassin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Honfleur trip builder app.

You can drive from Etretat to Honfleur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Caen.
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Caen — 1 night

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.
Chateau de Caen has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chateau de Caen.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Caen trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bayeux.
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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.
You've added Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, enjoy the sand and surf at Omaha Beach, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, then learn about all things military at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip planner.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 6th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Falaise.
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Falaise — 1 night

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").
Haras national du Pin has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trot along with Haras national du Pin, examine the collection at Falaise Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Vendeuvre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Falaise road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Falaise takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Falaise can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Cambremer.
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Cambremer

Cambremer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cambremer trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Falaise to Cambremer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cambremer are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Livarot-Pays-d'Auge.
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Livarot-Pays-d'Auge

On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Vimoutiers Tiger Tank, examine the collection at La Maison du Camembert, then contemplate the long history of Memorial de Montormel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Manoir de Bellou.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Livarot-Pays-d'Auge trip planning tool.

Livarot-Pays-d'Auge is just a short distance from Cambremer. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ville de Lisieux.
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Ville de Lisieux — 1 night

Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel De Lisieux.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ville de Lisieux tour planner.

Ville de Lisieux is very close to Livarot-Pays-d'Auge. In September, daytime highs in Ville de Lisieux are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Giverny.
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Giverny — 1 day

Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet and then make a trip to Chateau de La Roche-Guyon.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Giverny online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ville de Lisieux to Giverny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Giverny sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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Lisieux travel guide

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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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