Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Tuscany 6 nights
  2. 2 Europe's Most Iconic Sights...???????
  3. 3 Train or car rental: Venice to Pisa
  4. 4 Trip Report The mouse munches her way through far off lands: The Christams Edition
  5. 5 Naples, Italy
  6. 6 Engadine Valley help
  7. 7 Is the Jacobite Steam Train worth it?
  8. 8 Ireland travel passport question
  9. 9 Europe in January - Is It Worth It?
  10. 10 French restaurants
  11. 11 Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas
  12. 12 Paris to Barcelona and Lourdes by train/car
  13. 13 Trip Report New Year's Eve in Paris:at the Champs Elysees
  14. 14 Portugal--Lisbon, Douro, Porto
  15. 15 Planning a European Trip
  16. 16 Trip Report Notes on Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Garda, Cremona & Milan (Sept 2016)
  17. 17 France & Italy, May or June
  18. 18 Ireland trip planning recommendations - March
  19. 19 Best travelling Dordogne to Barcelona?
  20. 20 Scotland - Highlands in May or June?
  21. 21 San Sebastian
  22. 22 Charming hotel in a village along the Rhine?
  23. 23 Aug 2017 - Italy with Boys (12 & 7 yr old)
  24. 24 Trip Report Lisbon trip report
  25. 25 restaurants in Marais district
View next 25 » Back to the top

Normandy - Driving Help

Jump to last reply

Hi All,

My husband and I are flying into CDG on Friday, September 2nd (5:35pm) and leaving Sunday, September 9th (12:35pm). We both love Paris -- have been before and will probably be back again -- but also wanted to take some time to drive through Normandy. We are not big museum people, more wanderers who enjoy taking in the sights and sounds and feels of a city, with some cafe breaks in between! We enjoy history and the main purpose of this trip is to visit the historical WWII sites, but I would not call us "history buffs" by any means...I also want to find some local producers to visit for tastings of wine, cheese, cider, etc.

Below is my initial plan, however, I'm concerned that it's too much driving and being on the go. I'm inclined to cut the Amboise part of the trip, but do not know where to add additional time? Or is there somewhere else (closer) we should consider adding? I'm also trying not to get stuck all the way out at MSM leaving us with a long drive Sunday morning morning before our flight.

Friday - Arrive Paris (sleep 3 nights)
Monday - Drive to Giverny, afternoon in Honfleur (sleep Honfleur)
Tuesday - Morning Honfleur, drive/afternoon in Bayeux (sleep in Bayeux)
Wednesday - D-Day Beach tours/visit (sleep in Bayeux)
Thursday - Drive to Mont Saint Michel, afternoon visit the abbey (sleep MSM)
Friday - Drive to Amboise, visit Chateaux (sleep Amboise)
Saturday - Visit Chateaux (sleep Amboise)
Sunday - drive to CDG to catch flight home

Thanks in advance for your help!

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement