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
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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
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Giverny
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Les Andelys — 1 day

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. For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Les Andelys trip 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 (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, things will get cooler in Les Andelys: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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. To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lyons-la-Foret day trip planning website.

Lyons-la-Foret is just a stone's throw from Les Andelys. In September, daytime highs in Lyons-la-Foret are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Rouen on the 4th (Sun).
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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Rue du Gros-Horloge and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Getting from Lyons-la-Foret to Rouen by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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.
On the 4th (Sun), grab your bike and head to La Plage du Havre.

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Drive from Rouen to Le Havre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Etretat.
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Etretat

Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Etretat trip maker site.

You can drive from Le Havre to Etretat in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Etretat sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): snap pictures at Pont de Normandie, don't miss a visit to Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honfleur online trip planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Honfleur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Caen attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Honfleur to Caen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Overlord Museum - Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux online route planner.

Bayeux is very close to Caen. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive 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), pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

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. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Falaise Memorial, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chateau de Vendeuvre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Falaise planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Falaise takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Falaise are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 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 find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambremer sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Falaise to Cambremer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Cambremer, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Livarot-Pays-d'Auge on the 9th (Fri).
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Livarot-Pays-d'Auge

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Vimoutiers Tiger Tank, then examine the collection at La Maison du Camembert, then steep yourself in history at Memorial de Montormel, and finally admire the striking features of Manoir de Bellou.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Livarot-Pays-d'Auge travel route planner.

Livarot-Pays-d'Auge is very close to Cambremer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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).
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel De Lisieux.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ville de Lisieux trip itinerary website.

Ville de Lisieux is just a stone's throw from Livarot-Pays-d'Auge. In September in Ville de Lisieux, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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).
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Fondation Claude Monet and then make a trip to Chateau de La Roche-Guyon.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Giverny travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Giverny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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