13 days in Normandy, Paris & Marne-la-Vallee Itinerary

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Cherbourg-Octeville
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Honfleur
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 1 night
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Paris
— 2 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee
— 1 day
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
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Cherbourg-Octeville
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Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
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Dublin, Ireland to Cherbourg-Octeville is an approximately 14-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Cherbourg-Octeville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Bayeux on the 10th (Tue).
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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.
Bayeux is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, and witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

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Getting from Cherbourg-Octeville to Bayeux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Cherbourg-Octeville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bayeux: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Honfleur.
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Honfleur — 2 nights

Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Pont de Normandie, then take some stellar pictures from Falaises d'Etretat, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Bassin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Augustin, get to know the resident critters at Cerza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Michel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church.

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You can drive from Bayeux to Honfleur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Vieux Rouen, find something for the whole family at Parc du Bocasse, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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You can drive from Honfleur to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paris.
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Paris — 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee — 1 day

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): discover the magic at Walt Disney Studios Park.

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Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. In August, daytime highs in Marne-la-Vallee are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly 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 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, then cool off at Alligator Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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Cherbourg-Octeville

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You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Cherbourg-Octeville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in August, you will find days in Cherbourg-Octeville are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).
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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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