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Normandy Base and General Itinerary

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I'd like to visit Normandy for the last full week in July. We will be driving our own car down from the UK. Family of 4 (DD13 & DS10). Logistically, it makes sense to come across the Channel Tunnel on a Saturday and take the Caen-Portsmouth overnight ferry on the following Friday night (i.e. 6 full days for sightseeing). The return is flexible and we could drive back or take a different ferry (though the overnight is convenient).

Some must-do's:
a) Bayeux Tapestry
b) Memorial de Caen
c) D-Day beaches (1 full day?)
d) Mont St Michel (early or late, evidently)

Considering:
e) Rouen Cathedral (on drive down)
f) Cherbourg -- La Cite de la Mer
g) Pays D'Auge
h) Bayeux Cathedral
i) relaxing day on the beach -- suggestions?
j) Dinan -- stretching into Brittany

Bayeux seems to be fairly centrally located for that list. Should I use that as a base for the week? Hotel or gites recommendations? Could do 200€/night though less is better.

Or, should we stay 2-3 places including something closer to MSM and Dinan/St. Malo if that is a better mix of our week?

Any suggestions on things to do that I've not mentioned?

Any particular recommendations on the D-Day sites?

Lots of questions, I know. I've got a few books that I'm thumbing through but I thought settling on a base camp and getting that locked down would be a good thing to do.

Many thanks.

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