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Normandy Itinerary -- how many areas to stay?

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Trying to decide on where to stay for our week in Normandy towards the end of July (family of 4, DD13, DS10). We will be driving from the UK and catching a noon-ish train/ferry across the Channel Tunnel on a Saturday and would like to take the Friday overnight ferry from Caen back. That gives us 6 full days.

I have 4 full days planned:
1) Bayeux Tapestry / Cathedral / Caen Peace Memorial
2) D-Day beaches
3) Pays D'Auge day
4) Mont St Michel

I'd also like to see a few things in Rouen on the way down (Cathedral, Joan of Arc bits). I'm guessing we'd be in Rouen around 3 pm.

Option 1:
All nights in Bayeux. Would give 2 free days (extra D-Day stuff, Honfleur, whatever). However, Rouen would get a quick drive by after a long travel day.

Option 2:
Spend the first night in Rouen (the rest in Bayeux). After seeing the sights in Rouen, we could visit Honfleur on the way to Bayeux. Still would have 1 flex day.

Option 3:
Spend first night in Rouen but then work our way to Dinan/MSM for 2 nights/days. Then the rest in Bayeux. No more flex time but we do work in Dinan. May squeeze Pays D'Auge if we felt the D-Day beaches or Bayeux/Caen needed more time. Requires 3 different accommodations.

Was actually leaning towards Option 3. The multiple accommodations don't bother us so much; we won't rush Rouen and we pick up Dinan. We lose the flex day(s) but we still have some flexibility albeit at the expense of Pays D'Auge.

Note: I've looked into ferries from Dinan/St. Malo to avoid backtracking but there are no overnight options that I can find and I'm not interested in a full day slow boat travel back.


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