I am planning my first trip to France in early Oct 2018 and am very much looking forward to it. My husband and I are arriving Oct 3 (Wed) early PM and departing Oct 12 AM (Fri). We want to spend 5-6 days in Paris, one day to tour the D-Day beaches and another day at Mont St Michel. I am debating how best to split our time between these places.
Here are the two options I'm debating:
1) Arrive CDG on Oct 3, immediately head out to Bayeau the same day, spend Oct 4-5 in Normandy and return to Paris on Oct 6-12.
2) Arrive CDG on Oct 3, spend Oct 4-7 (Thu-Sun) in Paris, then head out to Normandy for Oct 8-9 (Mon-Tue) and return to Paris on Oct 10-12.
Initially I was going with Option 1 to minimize number of hotel transfers. However, with many Paris museums and Versailles being closed on Mon/Tue and me wanting to limit museums to 1/day to minimize fatigue, I am struggling with how to fill out our days on Oct 8-9 in Paris. So I am wondering if it would be better to split up Paris and go to Normandy in the middle. Would this make sense?
Thank you in advance!