11 days in Grand Est, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

11 days in Grand Est, Normandy & Brittany Itinerary

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Reims
— 2 nights
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Rouen
— 2 nights
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 2 nights
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Reims

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the local landmark of Fontaine Sube. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Champagne Gardet, learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Morlet, do a tasting at Champagne Joseph Desruets, then do a tasting at Champagne Louis Casters, then do a tasting at Champagne Andre Goutorbe & Fils, and finally learn about winemaking at Champagne Jacques Copin.

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Drachselsried, Germany to Reims is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rouen

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Manoir de Villers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Maison Pierre Corneille, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Martainville, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Monumental, then contemplate the long history of Le Bucher de Jeanne d'Arc, and finally make a trip to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou.

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Drive from Reims to Rouen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Bayeux

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cementerio Militar Jerusalem De La Commonwealth and Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux and Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye. Change things up with a short trip to Vergers De Romilly in Isigny-sur-Mer (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, play a few rounds at Golf Omaha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Eglise du Vieux Saint Sauveur.

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Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

2
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Saint-Malo

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Plage de Saint-Enogat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew, then steep yourself in history at Villa les Roches Brunes, and finally stroll through Plage de Bon-Secours. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Chateau - Tour du Coetquen, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Lehon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Lehon, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Dinan, then walk around Parc de Port Breton, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Saint Malo Plongee Emeraude (SMPE).

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You can drive from Bayeux to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Saint-Malo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Est travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Brittany travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.