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Best way to travel Normany to Paris

On 5/24/17, we will be docking in LeHavre w/Princess cruise line. Looking to book D Day full day tour (Bayeux tours). After tour, instead of going back to cruise ship, we want to arrange transportation for us and our luggage (taken off in the morning), to Paris. Staying in Paris until 5/26. Need modest hotel in Paris need hop-on-hop off bus, see as many sites as we can in short time. Short, but sweet as we can make it. thanks.

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What is your budget, in Euro, for hotel? Are there specific sites/interests that you have in mind for Paris? With what sounds like just one full day, giving some indication will get you better suggestions. Are you flying home from Paris?

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We don't need a lot of bells and whistles (won't be in room much), just need safety and OK maybe like a 3 Star type place, yep need private bathroom though. As we'll get to Paris later on 5/24, really only have 5/25 to explore, flying out 4:15 pm 5/26, so only gives us until maybe noon ish to explore. thinking hop n hop off might allow us to see as much as we can; probably not focusing on time spent at museums. High Level site-seeing experience. Thanks.

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Hello you know stars mean something different in Europe then the states. It is based on amenities vs ranking of a hotel. You really need to state in Euros your budget for the best help.

You will have a very long day with a one day tour of Normandy. It is not that close to Paris. It is more ideal if you can spend one night in Notmandy so you can get an early start of the sites.

Enjoy your trip

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There are some direct trains from Bayeux to Paris. If you can catch one, it's pretty convenient. It's not much more than an hour to Rouen from Paris by train (the train I took) so add something for stops in Caen and Bayeux. I think you should plan a boat ride on the Seine in the evening or do Rick's night time taxi ride to get a look at sights quickly. For your time in Paris, I'd focus on close in things - Maybe Notre Dame (just the church), the Louvre, Orangerie, and Orsay - and get a museum pass so you can see more sights quickly and not run up a huge admission bill or wait in long lines for tickets. Another good night time choice is a concert in Saint Chappelle.