I have five days to fit in Paris and the surrounding area. In my research I have come across many great places but I am having a hard time deciding what to cut and what to keep. I was hoping to get some advice on the best way to plan a short itinerary.
On my list is:
Monet's gardens at Giverny
Bayeux and the D-Day beaches
I will be coming into Paris on April 7th and will be taking a night train on to Barcelona on April 11th. I imagine Monet's gardens won't be more than a half-day. I was suspecting to spend at least two days in Paris, devoting a day to Versailles. I'm wondering if it's possible/worth it to spend a day or so in Rouen and being able to make it back to Paris in time for our train out. I was really hoping to make it to the D-Day beaches but just typing this I have a feeling it would be cutting it pretty close. I do not have a car and will be relying on public transportation.
I would love to get some perspective and any advice from you all!