6 days in Normandy Itinerary
6 days in Normandy Itinerary
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Sun, Feb 27 - Fri, Mar 4
Etretat — 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.On the 27th (Sun), stroll through Plage-Baignade Yport and then indulge in some personalized pampering at 1 Air de Zen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Tilleul, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then make a trip to Chemin des Douaniers.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Etretat is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Deauville City.
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Deauville City — 2 nights
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trouville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Benerville sur Mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Deauville Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de Cabourg, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thalazur Cabourg, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade Marcel Proust.
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Drive from Etretat to Deauville City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Deauville City are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Bayeux — 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.
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Getting from Deauville City to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.
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You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.