Normandy Tours from Paris

By Viator, November 2015

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Between Paris and the English Channel lies the region of Normandy, abounding in historic sites, moody countryside and culinary hotspots. You can visit some of the area’s highlights on a day trip from the French capital, or take your time and let the Normans conquer you with charm.

One of the region’s premier sights is the breathtaking tidal island of Mont Saint-Michel. The island is connected to the coastline via a causeway, ringed with a defensive wall and dominated by the soaring spire of its abbey which dates back to the 8th century. The town of Saint Malo, although in neighboring Brittany, offers a similarly well-preserved center within forbidding walls.

The charming town of Honfleur, with its unique wooden church and jumble of houses surrounding a peaceful harbor, was passed back and forth between the English and the French in the Middle Ages. More recent history is remembered in the sands of Normandy’s beaches, where the tides of the Channel brought Allied troops to the European mainland on D-Day and the tide of history turned against tyranny.

But Normandy has more to offer than its coastline. The regional capital Rouen is a lively center with rich historical and artistic associations. Joan of Arc met her fiery fate here, while the intricate, asymmetrical façade of the gothic Notre Dame cathedral was a favorite subject of Claude Monet. The Impressionist painter also made much of a scene closer to home, his exquisite garden at Giverny. Here you can still see the graceful willows and serene water-lilies which filled his enormous late canvasses, among the world’s best-loved works of art.

Just looking at a map of Normandy can get the taste buds working, abounding as it is with place names like Camembert, Pont-l'Évêque and Calvados. Apples are big around here, served up in delicious tarts and poured out as cider or brandy. Whatever your fancy, make sure your visit allows time to indulge in Normandy’s renowned cuisine.

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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 126 Reviews

Spend a remarkable day visiting the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites such as Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Designed for ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.22

Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1482 Reviews

Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.21

Mont Saint Michel Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 726 Reviews

Take a full-day tour from Paris to one of the most popular attractions in France, the fairytale island of Mont St-Michel off the coast of Normandy. Your guide ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $193.17

2-Day Normandy, Saint Malo and Mont St Michel Tour from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

Spend two days exploring France’s Normandy and Brittany regions on this tour from Paris with an overnight stay in Caen. Visit the beautiful historic cities of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $385.20

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Tour from Paris: Omaha Beach, Cider Tasting and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Spend a day away from Paris and visit the Normandy beaches where thousands of the Allied Powers’ troops landed on D-Day to reclaim France during World War II. ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.17

4-Day Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel and Chateaux Country Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Discover three contracting regions of France and see some of the country’s finest landmarks on this 4-day tour of Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $897.67

3-Day Normandy, St Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Chateaux Country Tour from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Visit three different corners of France and discover some of the country’s most beautiful landmarks on this 3-day tour of Normandy, Saint-Malo, Mont ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $676.09

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