10 days in Normandy, Lourdes & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Normandy, Lourdes & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rouen
— 1 day
2
Caen
— 2 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
4
Lourdes
— 1 day
5
Paris
— 4 nights

1
day
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbatiale Saint-Ouen, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, thenadmire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rouen trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rouen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rouen. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for slightly colder days in Rouen, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Abbatiale Saint-Ouen ©
Abbatiale Saint-Ouen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Caen online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Caen can reach °F, while at night they dip to °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

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

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night
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): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow 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
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

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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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lourdes trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Lourdes in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July in Lourdes, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. 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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