17 days in Brittany, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Brittany, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Brittany, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Concarneau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Perros-Guirec
— 3 nights
3
Cancale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Deauville
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah


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1
night
Concarneau

Concarneau ©
Concarneau is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Corentin, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville Close de Concarneau. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pointe de la Jument, kick back and relax at Anse de Rospico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Ronan.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Concarneau trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Concarneau is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Concarneau is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Concarneau

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe de la Jument, Cathedrale Saint-Corentin, Eglise de Saint Ronan, Haliotika - La Cite de la Peche, Anse de Rospico
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Cathedrale Saint-Corentin ©
Cathedrale Saint-Corentin
Ville Close de Concarneau ©
Ville Close de Concarneau
Anse de Rospico ©
Anse de Rospico

3
nights
Perros-Guirec

Perros-Guirec ©
Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles. You'll get in some beach time at Tregastel - la Greve Blanche and Plage de Carantec. Change things up with these side-trips from Perros-Guirec: Abbaye de Beauport (in Paimpol), Ile de Batz (in Roscoff) and Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau (in Guimiliau). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sentier des douaniers, pause for some serene contemplation at 'Eglise de Saint Jacques, and enjoy the sea views from Ploumanac'h LIghthouse.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Perros-Guirec trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Concarneau to Perros-Guirec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Perros-Guirec are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cancale.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tregastel - la Greve Blanche, La Chapelle Saint Gonery, Enclos Paroissial de Guimiliau, Ile de Batz, Ploumanac'h LIghthouse
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Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles ©
Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles
Sentier des douaniers ©
Sentier des douaniers
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h ©

2
nights
Cancale

Cancale ©
Cancale is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get outside with Avel Char, then kick back and relax at Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais), and then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cancale trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Perros-Guirec to Cancale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cancale sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cancale

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Avel Char, Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais), Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Chateau de Fougeres
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Avel Char ©
Avel Char
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres

3
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Musee du debarquement. Get a sense of the local culture at Airborne Museum and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Church of Sainte-Mère-Église (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bayeux driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cancale to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Deauville.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Omaha Beach
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Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer ©
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

2
nights
Deauville

Deauville ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Augustin, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame de Grace, then make a trip to Saint Catherine's Church, and finally take in the views from Pont de Normandie. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, then don't miss a visit to Le Vieux Bassin, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeries Bartoux Honfleur.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Deauville journey maker site .

Getting from Bayeux to Deauville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Deauville

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Honfleur, Musee de la Batterie de Merville
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Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church ©
Saint Catherine's Catholic Church

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Popular historic sites such as Chartres Cathedral and Moret-sur-Loing are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to La Maison Picassiette (in Chartres), Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans) and Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon). It doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Deauville to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Deauville, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Moret-sur-Loing, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Maintenon
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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