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Normandy -- Scenic Driving Routes?

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I'm starting to fine tune our Normandy trip planned for the last full week in July. I'm anticipating this being a fairly casual pace for us and our itinerary will be quite flexible.

Quick recap: family of 4 (DD13, DS10) driving down from the UK.

Day 1 (Saturday): drive via Eurotunnel arrive in Rouen around 3 pm. Check-in, walk around, see some Joan of Arc sites.

Day 2: finish off Rouen sites by mid-day. Scenic drive #1 to Bayeux. (Stay in Bayeux for the remainder of trip).

Days 3-6:
Caen Memorial / Bayeux Tapestry + Cathedral
MSM (Scenic drive #2)
Guided D-Day beaches (full day private tour)
Pays D'Auge (Scenic drive #3)

Day 7: Honfleur, coastal drive, etc. -- return to Caen (Ouistreham) by 8 pm for overnight ferry back to UK.

Lodging and transportation are set. I have a few books including the Michelin Green Guide (which I find hard to use; must be in the minority) and various Michelin regional and locals maps.

For scenic drive #1 (Rouen to Bayeux), I thought we would visit a few abbeys (St Martin de Boscherville, Jumieges, etc.) and then head on to Bayeux. Any other recommendations?

For MSM, we will leave early to get there early and we will likely have some time in the afternoon. Suggestions for a more leisurely route back to Bayeux?

For scenic drive #3 (Pays D'Auge) I've got the fine advice from FrenchMystique:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187181-i947-k5197426-o10-Paris_and_Normandy_help-Bayeux_Calvados_Basse_Normandie_Normandy.html

Plenty to work with there.

For Honfleur, we'll probably go straight there and then work our way back along the coast stopping where we'd like.

If we find we'd like more time for the D-Day sites or Bayeux or Caen or whatever, we'll be able to fit that in and cut out something without too much trouble.

Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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