2-3 day trips from Paris

Old Mar 1st, 2004, 03:00 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 11
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2-3 day trips from Paris

We are going to Paris in September. We would like a 2-3 day trip to Normandy, and wondered if other regions could be included in this 2-3 day trip. Thanks.
katoliver is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2004, 04:27 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 49,079
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It will take you about half a day to get to the places in Normandy most people are interested in visiting (Caen, Bayeux, the D-Day beaches), and of course a half-day to get back. Out of a three-day trip that leaves you two days. There is more than enough to keep you occupied for a week or two in Normandy, so unless you just want to drive, I'd suggest you stick with just Normandy - and include le Mont-St-Michel and the Honfleur region as well as the beaches area. A brief dip into the northern part of Brittany could be included, and you could stop in Chartres on the way or the way back.
StCirq is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2004, 05:12 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 22,305
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
And Rouen, too, with all its associations with Joan of Arc.
Underhill is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2004, 10:13 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,004
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Rouen, Giverny, Les Andelys, Bayeux, Deauville, Étretat and Château de Vascoeuil (which has a nice restaurant beside a little waterfall on the grounds.

You could stay in Normandy for years and not run out of things to see.
SalB is offline  
Old Mar 2nd, 2004, 06:56 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 108
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We spent 4 days in Normandy using Bayeaux as our base. You'll need a car. We stopped at Giverny to see Monet's gardens, it's just off the highway and is very convenient (and beautiful) Our experience was that the DDAy beaches tour was not worth the money. We had a car, and the "guide" was basically a chaperon - almost no narrative. We should have done it on our own or spluged and hired a retired War College instructor who gives very indepth tours.

The others have already outlined the highlights so I'll sign off.

BDM is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Mar 31st, 2012 04:28 AM
Aug 27th, 2008 08:42 AM
Aug 23rd, 2008 11:39 AM
Feb 1st, 2006 11:15 PM
May 27th, 2003 07:38 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:32 PM.