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France in September

I would like advice on a trip I'm planning the end of September. I want to spend a few days in Paris and then onto Normandy. We will then have to fly to Ireland to meet with family can I fly from an airport in that area to Dublin rather than drive or take train back to Paris. I look forward to your suggestions I hope this will be the first of many trips for me I am really not sure how much of Normandy we will see but I definitely want to see countryside
Pat

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Ryanair flies to Dublin from Beauvais, Tours, and Nantes. All are equidistant from Normandy, so take your pick. There are actually a handful of direct trains from Caen to Tours that do it in 3 hours. The trains to Beauvais all require backtracking to Paris for a 5 hour journey time.
Or you could be really adventurous and take the 16 hour ferry ride from Cherbourg to Rosslare and continue on to Dublin on the train.

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It looks like you are mainly seeking advice regarding the transportation from the Normandy area to Dublin, but in the event you are also seeking help with your itinerary, I can highly recommend that you take the tour of the D-Day beaches offered by Roel Klinkhamer of Victory Tours. We took this tour a few years ago . . . a day trip during a week in Paris . . . and it was a highlight of our vacation. These are small group tours in a van. I believe Roel can accommodate up to 8 people. We had six in our group. This was a highly personalized experience, versus being with a large group on a big bus. Roel was able to drive us into many places where a big bus could not have gone.