We are picking up a rental car in Lille at around 10 am on a Thursday in April and plan to drive to our hotel in Bayeux that day. This is what we have come up with so far:
Thursday- arrive in Lille from Amsterdam at 10 am and pick up rental car. Stop in Rouen and then maybe Honfleur and Etratat (?) before checking into our Bayeux hotel
Friday- take the 8:30 am half day Overlord D-day tour then go to Honfleur and Etratat if we didn't have a chance to go the previous day
Saturday- check out of hotel and see the tapestry in the morning then drive to St Malo maybe Dinan then proceed to MSM and check into our hotel. Late evening at MSM?
Sunday- spend the morning at MSM then check out of hotel to drive to Paris. Any suggestions of where to stop if we leave MSM after lunch? Maybe Fougeres or Chartres? We have till 11 pm to drop our car off at Orly then we plan to take a cab into our Paris apt.
We have heard that driving into Paris on a Sunday can be horrendous but we are driving into Paris on Sunday, April 30 and the next day, May 1 is a holiday so traffic will be lighter from what I've heard. I hope our itinerary is manageable and of course, we're open to any and all suggestions. This will be our first time driving in Europe so it will be quite the adventure. Would love to hear from the folks that have been through this.