9 days in Basse-Normandie Itinerary

9 days in Basse-Normandie Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Basse-Normandie Trip Planner

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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jobourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bayeux
— 3 nights
Drive to Nantes, Fly to Madrid

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 2 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tour du Nord. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel travel route planner.

Madrid, Spain to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jobourg.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jobourg

— 3 nights
Jobourg is a former commune in the Manche department in north-western France. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cap Carteret and Parc Emmanuel Liais. Kids will enjoy Phare de Goury and Musée de la Libération. Change things up with these side-trips from Jobourg: Chateau des Ravalet (in Tourlaville), Tatihou Island (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Nez de Jobourg, grab your bike and head to Vallee des Moulins, and explore the striking landscape at Grottes de Jobourg.

For maps and other tourist information, read Jobourg holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Jobourg takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Jobourg, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Jobourg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bayeux

— 3 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Attractions like Ouistreham Beach and Omaha Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Juno Beach and Omaha Beach Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Zoo de Jurques (in Jurques) and Normandy Victory Museum (in Saint Hilaire Petitville). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe and steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Jobourg to Bayeux takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Jobourg in September, Bayeux is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basse-Normandie travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Military Museums · Landmarks
Basse-Normandie, also known as Lower Normandy, boasts 470 km (292 mi) of coastline as well as outstanding sites and historical attractions related to the famous D-Day landings on the beaches in June 1944 during World War II. This predominantly agricultural region contains the Cotentin Peninsula extending north-westward into the English Channel. Due to the peninsula's isolation, this area has historical and cultural significance as one of the last remaining strongholds of the Norman language, and a vacation here can one in an entirely different country.