My husband and I are traveling to Europe in May and will be having 10 days to spend in France. We are thinking of exploring Paris/nearby neighborhoods for 7 days, and the other three will be spent in Normandie.
I am between staying in Deauville or Caen or Bayeux (taking the train from Paris). Once there we want to rent a car so we could go to Etretat and Mont Saint Michel (we will be staying at Mont Saint Michel for one night). It’s been on my list for a long time so I really want to check it off this time.
In your opinion, which place of the three above would you recommend us staying in? We originally chose Deauville but it seems to be further than Caen if we take the train from Paris, and the drive from there to Mont Saint Michel is longer too.
However, Caen seems to be more crowded, so I’m driving/looking for parking in Caen would be trickier.
Do you have any recommendations for a place to chill with nice views in Etretat we should check out? What about hotels in Mont Saint Michel?
What are your favorite things to do in Paris? We are going to hit a couple museums and some touristy spots, but would love to hear your recommendations. We would love to go to good restaurants, bars, a great cheese and wine and chill spot, or anywhere you guys love.
I have not made a plan to go to Versailles yet. I’m just unsure whether or not I will like it. What do you guys think? What are some other places I should check out instead?
Thank you very much for your help!