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Need help with Normandy & Loire Valley itinerary + extra days

Need help with Normandy & Loire Valley itinerary + extra days

Apr 29th, 2015, 12:15 PM
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Gretchen we do have a guide and map of Normandy and Stu's itinerary; which helps.

For the beginning of the trip; we will probably rent a car and go to Giveney and stay all night and see the gardens etc.there. Then go on the next day to Bayeux, maybe stop in Cain to see the museum.

Probably adding 2 days in Britanny before heading to Lorie Valley, then back to Paris maybe?
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Apr 29th, 2015, 01:52 PM
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giverny is a small village with only a few accommodations I believe - nearby Vernon is a larger - much larger town - in France you can get cheap for France motels by autoroute interchanges - great for just stopping for the night somewhere. www.accorhotels.com is one of many groups with autoroute exit motel-style hotels.
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Apr 29th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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Pal has said it--no place there really. A stopover
Seems a "glossover"--2 days in Brittany and then to Loire. Take a look at a guide book.
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Apr 30th, 2015, 11:37 AM
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We did a two week road trip in France a few years ago. Landed at CDG and picked up our rental car. We drove first to Giverny to see Monet's gardens and then drove a short distance to Vernon for lunch. We then proceeded to Bayeux for our first two nights. Stayed in a fabulous B & B called Le Particulier Poppa. Parked our car out front and didn't use it until we left Bayeux. Our B & B was within walking distance to everything Bayeux has to offer. In looking back on our itinerary, we felt that driving to Bayeux the first day was too ambitious and we flew to Paris from Detroit, not Denver, a shorter flight. I would recommend staying the first night somewhere closer than Bayeux, but definitely stay in Bayeux, because it's fabulous!
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Apr 30th, 2015, 12:45 PM
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chacha7602, We are going to make Bayeux for touring Normandy, but not going to drive their the 1st day.

Gretchen: "glossover"?? with 1 night on the way to Normandy, 4 days in Bayeux and 2 days in Brittany then on to Loire for 3 days.

Thanks PalenQ for the info.

Still working on the remaining 5 days yet (with a guide book and info on the forums).
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Apr 30th, 2015, 12:55 PM
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I think Gretchan was referring to 2 days (is that 1 1/2 days/2 nights?) in Brittany as a glossover. I might consider it a glossover also.

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Apr 30th, 2015, 02:46 PM
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Better a glossover than a no over - you need not spend days/weeks in a place IMO to make it a rather nice few days - Brittany is not that big and with a car you can cover the main sights in a few days - yeh nicer to dwell longer but most of us are on limited time and camn't afford to spend weeks all the time in France - see what you can in a few days and if you like it plan to come back.
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Apr 30th, 2015, 03:13 PM
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>>Brittany is not that big and with a car you can cover the main sights in a few days<<

Instead of "generalities", lay out a 2 night itinerary for Sue for the "main sites" in Brittany - with driving times & how long a visit should take at each site. That's pretty much what I sent her in the itinerary she received from me - but not in 2 nights, of course. The "number of days" in my itinerary was 14 to hit the "main" sites in 3 different general areas - including Mont St Michel - which could consume (with travel time to get there) 1/2 day of her 1 1/2 days allocated to visit Brittany.

If Sue doesn't have 14 days available, just visit MSM & the Dinan area - which I indicated should take about 5 full days. Anything less is just a glossover in my & Gretchen's opinion.

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Apr 30th, 2015, 08:48 PM
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Sue878, sorry I misunderstood...have a wonderful time. You'll love Bayeux I'm sure! It's one of the places I'd love to see again.
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