My mom, sister, a friend, and I are planning a trip to Paris and Normandy in March. We will have 8 full days and are thinking 4 in Normandy and 4 in Paris. We’ve all been to Paris before, but none of us have been to Normandy. I’m wondering if our Normandy portion of the trip sounds do able.
Day one – Arrive at CDG early in the morning. Rent car and drive to Honfleur. I’ve seen differing opinions on driving after a red eye. Any thoughts?
Day two – Leave Honfleur in the afternoon and head to Mont Saint Michel. Spend the evening on MSM. Sleep either on the island or somewhere near.
Day three – Spend the morning at MSM then head to Bayeux. See the tapestry. Spend the night in Bayeux.
Day four – D day beaches. Spend the night in Bayeux.
Day five – Take train from Bayeux to Paris
Would it be wiser to do this itinerary backwards? Should we start in Paris and take the train to Bayeux? We would have to drive from Honfleur to CDG the day we leave. Our plane leaves at 2pm. Does it seem like We’re trying to do too much in Normandy? Should we consider adding a day to that portion of the trip and losing a day in Paris?
Thanks for any advice!