18 days in France Itinerary

18 days in France Itinerary

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18 days in France Itinerary

Start: Paris
1
Paris
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Rouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Etretat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Clecy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bayeux
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
End: Paris

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To find where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rouen online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Rouen hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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2
nights
Etretat

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers and then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Monument Nungesser et Coli.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Etretat trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Etretat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clecy.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks Nature
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Monument Nungesser  et Coli ©
Monument Nungesser et Coli

2
nights
Clecy

Clecy ©
Clécy is a French Commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.In 1932 it was awarded the title The Capital of Norman Switzerland by the Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.GeographyClécy is on the River Orne, in the middle of Norman Switzerland, about s south of Caen. On the 5th (Sun), head outdoors with Via Ferrata de Clecy, get in on the family fun at Clecygliss, then laugh and play at Chemin de Fer Miniature a Clecy, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Jurques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau of Carrouges, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

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Drive from Etretat to Clecy in 2 hours. July in Clecy sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Clecy

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Zoo de Jurques, Chateau of Carrouges
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Via Ferrata de Clecy ©
Via Ferrata de Clecy
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to La Grande Rue, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. On the next day, make a trip to Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online vacation planner .

Drive from Clecy to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

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.
On the 9th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Festyland Parc, then stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Festyland Parc, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery
Festyland Parc ©
Festyland Parc
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

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