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2-Day Normandy Itinerary from Paris

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Duration

2 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

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Overview

2-Day Normandy Itinerary from Paris invites you to explore the best of Normandy from Paris in just 2 days. With our official guide, you will visit Normandy and its beautiful beaches. Also, you will wonder in its amazing cities like Rouen, Honfleur, and the D-Day Landing Beaches, all this on the first day. However, on the second day, you will visit the historical icons of France like Saint-Malo and Mont Saint Michel.

What to expect in 2 days itinerary?

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Leave Paris and browse the pretty French countryside on your way to visit the best of Normandy and Brittany, including Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, and Honfleur. The first stop is the ancient city of Rouen, the capital of Normandy.

Formerly the second largest city in France, Rouen was one of the most prosperous cities in medieval Europe. A stroll through the streets of Rouen takes you through centuries of architectural delights, from Notre Dame Cathedral, St Ouen Abbey and the Palace of Justice to the Church of Saint Joan of Arc.

The journey will be exciting as you will be accompanied by a guide. However, don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. The itinerary requires sometimes walking to discover the treasures of France.

2-Day Normandy Itinerary alternatives

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2-Day Normandy Itinerary from Paris is a good journey to discover the region of Normandy. However, if you extend your itinerary a little bit, you will discover more and spend more time in some special places.

The best option then is to check 3 Day Normandy Tours from Paris. This tour includes a visit for the Loire castles, the Château de Langeais, and the Château de Chenonceau.

Also, you can taste French wine produced in the region of Chenonceaux.

These historical sites are worth visiting during your trip to Normandy from Paris.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the amazing Mont-Saint-Michel, described as the "Wonder of the West"
  • Immerse yourself in history of the Allied landings in Normandy
  • Discover the medieval city of Saint-Malo and the majesty town of Honfleur
  • Experience the most beautiful historicall sites of France

Itinerary

DAY 1: Guided tour of Rouen, Honfleur, and the Normandy landing beaches

On the first day of your 2-Day Normandy Itinerary, you cross the districts of western Paris to the Normandy highway. During the trip, your guide will provide you the information about the region.

After about 2 hours drive, you arrive in Rouen, the first stop on your itinerary.

Your guide will guide you through the historic center to discover, among other things, the impressive Rouen Cathedral. The city of Rouen is particularly charming thanks to its medieval alleys, its lively pedestrian streets, its half-timbered houses and its famous Gros Horloge, an astronomical clock which is one of the treasures of the city.

Many impressionist painters were inspired by the beauty of the city, including Claude Monet, who painted various views of the cathedral.

Later, you head to Honfleur, about 90 km (56 miles) west of Rouen. During the ride, admire the view of the Pont de Normandie, a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Seine estuary. Arriving in Honfleur, enjoy free time to discover this port city with its picturesque streets and colorful houses which have preserved a rich historical and artistic heritage.

After lunch, you visit the beaches of Normandy, unmissable sites of the Second World War, symbolic of the Allied landings in 1944.

Next, discover the American military cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, impressive for its surface area. 70 ha and one kilometer long. After listening to the guide's comments, take advantage of this visit to discover this site, symbolic of the Norman invasion, in the interior of Omaha Beach.

Also, you take 30 min to Immerse yourself in history by visiting the Normandy beach, Arromanches, where the remains of the pontoons from the 1944 landings remained visible despite the strong tides. Overnight at your, Hotel in Caen.

DAY 2: Guided tour of Saint-Malo and Mont Saint Michel

After breakfast, you head over Saint-Malo (about 170 kilometers from Caen). With our guide, you discover this Breton city which has a rich historical heritage and several listed monuments: the ramparts, the castle, the Saint-Malo cathedral, and the national fort.

Next, you will enjoy some free time at lunch. Then, the visit will continue to Mont Saint-Michel which marks the border between Normandy and Brittany. Discover this "Wonder of the West" perched on a rocky islet dating from the Middle Ages, surrounded by a magnificent bay.

At the entrance, after crossing the Porte du Roi, with its drawbridge, you will find the Grande Rue, or main street, where the main museums, shops, and medieval houses are located. Follow the guide to climb the Grand Degré staircase.

Once at the top, visit the fascinating 8th-century Benedictine abbey. Admire its Gothic architecture and discover the cloister, the dining room, and the garden overlooking the sea.

After the guided tour of the abbey, let yourself be surprised by the panoramic view in front of you as you walk along the city walls. Also, take advantage of this free time to taste a delicious pancake or buy souvenirs.

The departure time is around 4.30 pm from Mont Saint-Michel, for a planned return to Paris around 9.15 pm.

Indeed, 2-Day Normandy Itinerary from Paris ends here and we hope you had a great time.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation from and back to Paris by car or van deluxe up to 8 passengers,
  • The services of a licensed guide in English,
  • 1 overnight stays in a charming 3/4star hotel,
  • 1 gourmet dinner (except beverages),
  • 1 breakfasts buffet,
  • All the entrance fees to the monuments and museums mentioned in the program.
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses

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