Plan the Perfect Paris to Normandy Day Trip | Best Things to Do, Getting There & More

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From Paris: D-Day Normandy Beaches Full-Day Guided Tour

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  • Ever wondered how Nazism was put to rest? Hop aboard a comfy ride from Paris to uncover details of D-day on the beaches of Utah and Omaha.
  • Explore the famous D-Day landing beaches and reflect on the valor of thousands lost in WWII as your guide shares spine-chilling details of the operation.
  • Step into a Nazi bunker and discover how US Armed Forces took the state back from Nazi reigns at the Utah Landing Museum.
  • Whisper a silent prayer to the suffering of war veterans during the wreath-laying ceremony of the Normandy American cemetery.
  • Watch a moving documentary and ongoing display that details the contribution of American troops to World War II at the Normandy Visitor Center.

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  • Full-day guided tour of Normandy beaches
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers from Paris
  • Entry to Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Meet at Musée de l'Homme
  • Le Roosevelt Restaurant
  • Utah Beach
  • Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial at Omaha Beach
  • Wreath-laying
  • Aire de Bosgouet
  • Return to Musée de l'Homme
  • Tip: Wear comfy walking sneakers as you may need to walk up to 2 miles during the bus tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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WWII: Normandy U.S. D-Day Beaches Full Day Trip with Lunch from Paris

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  • Travel all the way from Paris to go on a day tour around the region of Normandy and learn all about the U.S. D-Day.
  • Explore this picturesque land and learn about a defining moment in world history from your English-speaking guide.
  • Visit the Colleville-sur-Mer Military Cemetery reflecting the sheer number of lives lost in the war and discover how it impacted World War II.
  • Taste traditional cider at a local farm and munch on an authentic, two-course French lunch.

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  • A professional tour guide who is proficient in English
  • Small groups of 25 people or fewer
  • All the transfers will be done in an air-conditioned coach
  • A two-course meal
  • Cider tasting (not available on Sundays)
  • Tip: Be sure to visit the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy, located at the gateway to the D-Day beaches. It is the only museum that presents all of the military operations which took place on Norman soil in 1944.
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for guests with impairments.
  • This tour is not pram/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Somme Battefields Day Trip from Paris

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  • Enjoy hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Paris to the Somme Battlefields in an air-conditioned minibus.
  • Honor the fallen at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux and delve into World War I history at the John Monash Center.
  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you, providing insight as you walk along preserved trenches, reliving the tragic incidents of the Battle of the Somme.
  • At the Museum of the Great War, discover a collection of military artifacts, including uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during World War I.
  • Witness the result of 30 tons of explosives as Royal Engineer tunneling companies obliterated German dug-outs at the Lochnagar Crater.

Inclusions

  • Round trip transport in a minibus with air conditioning
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour (16 participants max)
  • Visit to key battlefields, trenches and memorials
  • Visit to the John Monash Centre
  • Admission to the Museum of the Great War
  • Admission to the Historial of the Great War in Péronne

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Tip: Capture your experience with photographs, but be respectful of the solemn atmosphere and avoid disruptive behavior.
  • Note that this experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Small Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields & Landing Beaches Day Trip From Paris

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  • Meet your tour guide-driver and get started on your journey back to June 6, 1944, when the Normandy landings took place.
  • Your first stop is La Pointe du Hoc, where US Rangers landed and captured the strongly fortified German promontory.
  • Listen to your guide as they tell you all about the events that unfolded here on D-Day.
  • Your next stop is Colleville sur Mer American Cemetery that has over 9,000 perfectly-aligned white crosses.
  • These are dedicated to the American troops who died in Europe in the course of World War II.
  • You will also get to see Arromanches, where the iconic Mulberry harbor artificial port was installed.
  • At Longues-sur-Mer, you’ll see the German artillery battery that still exists in its original form.
  • End your tour with a visit to the Caen Peace Memorial and reflect on the fragility of war and peace.

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket to Caen Peace Memorial
  • Admission ticket to Overlord Museum
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

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  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and drinks
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
ParisParis to Normandy Tours

Right from its breathtaking landmarks and thriving culture, Paris is the epicenter of northern France. But while there is so much to explore, did you know that just a few hours away there sit an incredible French location? Make the most of the exquisite French scenery and attractions on this unforgettable day trip from Paris to Normandy.

Why Take a Day Trip from Paris to Normandy?

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  • Discover the beautiful and varied scenery while you are on your day trip from Paris to Normandy.
  • Explore the glorious countryside, woodlands, castles, glorious churches, and the coastline.
  • Learn all about the WWII history of the region.
  • Take a guided tour of the iconic sites of the landing and visit the American cemetery in Saint Laurent.
  • Wander through the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer.
  • Stop at the Canadian Memorial at Juno Beach.

Paris to Normandy Day Trip: At a Glance

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Distance from Paris: 220 Km

Travel Time: It takes 3-4 hours via road or 2.5 hours via train from Paris

Best Time to Visit: June to August

Getting There: Train – 2.5 hours and Bus – 3 to 4 Hours.

Approximate Budget: €160 - €200

Things to Do: Normandy American Cemetery, Mont-Saint Michel, Omaha D-Day Landing Beach, Caen Memorial Museum, Honfleur, Rouen

Getting to Normandy from Paris

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By Train

Travel Time: 2 Hours

Train Stations: Saint Lazare

Train Lines: Paris-Caen-Cherbourg; Trouville-Deauville; Paris-Rouen-Le Havre; Paris-Granville

Price: €27 - €60

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By Bus

Travel Time: 3-4 Hours

Bus Stations: Bercy Seine Station (Operated by FlexiBus)

Price: €11 onwards

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By Car/Cab

Travel Time: 2.5 Hours

Taxi Fare: €370

Top Things to Do on A Paris to Normandy Day Trip

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1. Wandering Around Rouen

History & Architecture

Enjoy the historical ambiance in the cobblestone lanes and explore the gothic churches at every turn. You will surely be mesmerised by these gems of mediaeval architectural work at Rouen.

Nearby: Bayeux, D-Day beaches

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2. Explore the Town of Honfleur

History & Architecture

One of the most charming towns in Europe, present 25 km away from Le Havre, Honfleur has the most atmospheric cobblestone streets and plenty of old half-timbered houses, one of a kind.

Nearby: Bayeux, D-Day beaches

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3. Visit Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry

Art & History

The Bayeux town is popular for the Bayeux Tapestry, a 11th-century masterpiece of mediaeval art, the tapestry portrays a work of embroidery that is woven from 10 different shades of wool yarn. 

Nearby: D-Day beaches, Honfleur

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4. Omaha D-Day Landing Beach and Museum

History

 This is one of the most famous of the five Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and is the place where the American 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions landed.

Nearby: Honfleur, Bayeux

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5. Relax at Fecamp

Sightseeing | Leisure

 One of the top vacation destinations on the Côte d'Albâtre, Fécamp is undoubtedly one of the best places to explore in Normandy for a relaxing holiday break.

Nearby: Honfleur, Bayeux, D-Day Beaches

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6. Visit Trouville

Sight-Seeing | Beach

Once known as the ‘Queen of Beaches’, this broad sandy beach of Trouville till date continues to attract many visitors for its warm and relaxing vibe that it gives out.

Nearby: Honfleur, Bayeux, D-Day Beaches

Things to See Near Normandy

Once you're done exploring Normandy and are looking for other activities, visit these nearby destinations to continue exploring the magnificent France!

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Mémorial de Caen

Museum

 Learn about the Second World War, the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landing.

Distance: 78 Km or 1 Hour

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Château de Fontaine-Henry

History & Architecture

Spectacular chateau in Normandy, you can enjoy a soothing set up in the lush Mue Valley of Lower Normandy.

Distance: 88 km or 1 hours 15 mins

Best Places to Eat in Normandy

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La Promenade, Jullouville

French

 The place offers a market menu that tends to change every day but you are sure to eat the fresh and locally sourced ingredients like pan-fried sole fish with mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. 

Address: Av. du Casino, 50610 Jullouville, France

Find it on a map.

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Le Hasting’s, Cabourg

French

Famous for its seafood plates, and salads, the menu depends on the season and the day’s catch, which can at times offer oysters and wine tasting afternoons.

Address: 2 Av. de la Mer, 14390 Cabourg, France

Find it on a map.

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Au Site Normand, Clecy

French

Experience the flavours of Normandy at a cosy traditional village restaurant where you can always opt for a meat, fish or a vegetarian dish, but it does not have a fixed menu.

Address: 2 Rue des Châtelets, 14570 Clécy, France

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Best Places to Stay at Normandy

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Budget Hotels

If you're on a budget trip, here are some great options to choose from on your trip to Normandy.

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Mid-Range Hotels

Select from these mid-range hotels for a comfortable stay on your trip to Normandy!

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Luxury Hotels

If you're looking for a luxurious stay in Normandy, here are some options to choose from:

Hotel Du Tribunal: Price for 2/night: €120
Hotel Barriere Le Normandy: Price for 2/night: €370

More Things to do on a Day Trip from Paris to Normandy

  • Head to Livarot to sample the 4 famed cheeses that are produced in Normandy.
  • Explore the famous biscuit factory ‘La Maison du Biscuit’, that sells quality homemade cookies and biscuits. The shops offer a great selection of local grocery, financier cakes, coconut rock cake and more.
  • Check out the small and quiet English-language bookshop- ABC, that is worth stopping by to see what’s on the shelves.
  • Want to indulge in healthy food? Head to Dieppe during your holiday in Normandy. Enjoy delicious sea products if you head to the Port of Dieppe.

Travel Tips

  • The best time to visit Normandy is during the summers if you love the waters and wish to hit the beaches.
  • If you wish to travel with a less budget, you should aim to travel during an off-season. During winters, hotels are much cheaper and you can also avoid the crowd.
  • There are a lot of options in Bayeux that offer a budget-friendly stay, allowing you to use the charming town as a base.
  • Be sure to get your lunch. Baguette sandwiches and pastries at the local bakery in Bayeux are a must pick.
  • Opt for a tour guide and learn about the bunkers, beaches and other sights.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Paris to Normandy Day Trip

What is the best way to reach Normandy from Paris?

The best way to reach Normandy from Paris is by taking the N12 train that will allow you to reach your destination in 2 hr 40 min.

Is Normandy worth visiting?

Clubbed with a varied scenery and rich history, Normandy had a lot to offer its visitors. You can explore the gorgeous countryside, woodlands, coastline, castles, churches, ancient towns and so much more.

Is Normandy worth a daytrip from Paris?

It is absolutely worth taking a day trip from Paris to Normandy as you will be able to soak in the scenery throughout the ride and enjoy the glorious countryside and you drive past the coastline.

How often is the train from Paris to Normandy?

There is a train that departs from Paris Saint-Lazar station and it takes 2.5 hrs to reach Caen. There is a direct train from Saint-Lazare and it takes 2 hr 20 mins to reach Bayeaux. You can also opt for great tours of the D-day landing beaches that depart from Bayeux.

What are the best places to stay during a Paris to Versailles day trip?

The best places to stay in Versailles are Hôtel le Versailles, Hôtel d'Angleterre, Hôtel Versailles Chantiers, ibis Versailles Parly 2, Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace. 

Is a Paris to Normandy day trip suitable for families?

It takes around 2.5-3 hrs until you get to Normandy. If you have infants, the trip is not an ideal one to take, but if you have kids from the age of 3 and above can explore the lush greenery, towering castles and so much more on the journey.