10 days in Normandy, Lourdes & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Normandy, Lourdes & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Normandy, Lourdes & Paris Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  14​h
1
Rouen
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Caen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Lourdes
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Ouen's Abbey, then take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maclou's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, you will find days in Rouen are little chillier (73°F), and nights are colder (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Caen

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus), take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Caen are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Omaha Beach, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Pegasus Memorial
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

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You can take a train from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

1
day
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. You've now added Grotte de Massabielle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at SARL DU SANCTUAIRE.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lourdes takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lourdes sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites
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4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Lourdes to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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