Leaving Normandy - Now Where - Any Suggestions?

Hi Everyone ... My 18 yr old son & I have been travelling & seeing the sights of London, Paris, Rome & are now wrapping up 3 days in Normandy. We have 3-4 days left before heading back towards London and then home. Can anyone suggest somewhere somewhat close that we would enjoy some "down time" for a few days? What about the ferry from Calais to Brighton? Appreciate thoughts & suggestions. Thank you,

Posted by Cynthia
Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
1274 posts

If you have a car, Brittany might be interesting. We enjoyed Carnac and Quimper.

Posted by Marie
San Diego, CA, United States
862 posts

Went to Brittany last Fall for the first time. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. We stayed at a self catering cottage well in the countryside. Great walks, great scenery, great food (love those savory buckwheat crepes and all the fresh seafood). You will need a car to stay in the countryside (well, technically not but practically yes).

Posted by Carrie
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
5 posts

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. We decided to take the ferry to Portsmouth & then head to Brighton to enjoy the beach, the pier, the shopping ... it looks beautiful !! Cheers

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4641 posts

St. Malo in Brittany is attractive and historic.

Posted by Christina
New York, NY, 10025
365 posts

Yes, Saint Malo! We had a lovely drive between there and Mont Saint-Michel, along the coast, as well. But I don't know that it's enough for 3-4 nights. Two was fine for us, but then it wasn't beach weather when we were there. If you like beaches, and it's warm enough, you may choose to linger. If not, see other parts of Brittany.

Posted by Terry kathryn
Ann Arbor, Mi
3266 posts

St. Malo was great... could be good for 2 nites, or 4 if you just want to hang out and relax. It's kind of small, so you'll probably be a local by then:)

Posted by Bets
2923 posts

It's so hot everywhere that you should head to Brittany where it will be cooler.

Posted by Tara
148 posts

Loved St. Malo! So beautiful. There's always Honfluer, too.

Posted by Mary
Government Camp, OR, USA
11 posts

Know it's too late now, but go to Mont St. Michel and Honfleur, maybe Rouen.