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Top Day Trips from Caen

By Viator, February 2018

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The city of Caen in Calvados is a good base for seeing many top Normandy sites of interest including Normandy D-Day battlefield sites and the towns of Bayeux and Mont Saint-Michel. Here are a few adventurous day trips in northwestern France to enjoy from Caen.

Mont Saint-Michel
Widely considered among France’s most important sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island commune of Mont Saint-Michel is a must-visit in northwestern France. See all the best spots on a private guided tour that walks along ancient, cobbled alleyways, ramparts, and through the abbey while offering insight into its 1,000-plus years of history.

Normandy D-Day Battlefield Sites
Take a guided tour to Pointe du Hoc and famous D-Day landing beaches such as Arromanches and Omaha, and hear powerful stories of D-Day beaches and battlefields along the Normandy coastline.  Some tours visit the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial grounds near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Bayeux
One of the most important historic artifacts in Europe, the Bayeux Tapestry dates back to the 11th century and shines a light on the events leading up to the Norman invasion of England. Skip transportation and navigation worries and take a guided tour of Bayeux for context to attractions such as Notre-Dame de Bayeux Cathedral, the original home of the tapestry.

Honfleur
The picturesque port town of Honfleur was a favorite of Impressionist painters including Claude Monet, and the harbor still attracts artists and photographers today. Explore winding streets of half-timbered houses, soak up the atmosphere in traditional harborside cafes, and see Honfleur’s charms for yourself. Combine a visit to Honfleur with a tour that also includes Deauville and Trouville.

Rouen
Capital of the Normandy region, the medieval city of Rouen makes for a prime day trip from Caen. The city is home to top attractions including Rouen Cathedral—a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with the country’s tallest church spire—and the square where Joan of Arc was executed. Monet’s gardens at Giverny are also nearby, and some day trips from Caen take in both sites.

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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen, Caen, null
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Reviews

Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this full-day tour. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip, Paris, Day Trips
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Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1773 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 $183.45
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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen, Caen, Day Trips
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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen

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Visit one of the most iconic attractions in France on this private day trip to Mont St-Michel from Caen. Located just off the coast of Normandy, this UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.11
Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Take an incredibly powerful journey back in time at the Mémorial de Caen, Normandy’s most comprehensive World War II museum. Watch a gripping film on ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $25.01
Private Tour: Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville Day Trip from Caen, Caen, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Private Tour: Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville Day Trip from Caen

On this day trip from Caen, join a private guide for a customizable tour of Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville, three lovely historical cities on the Normandy ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.11
Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux, Bayeux, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

This private tour from Bayeux takes you to one of the most iconic attractions in France, Mont St-Michel, just off the coast of Normandy. Take a narrated ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.10
Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen

Delve into the history of Normandy on a full-day private tour of Bayeux and Caen. Enter Bayeux Cathedral, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry at Bayeux Tapestry ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.11
Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Caen

While in Caen, discover Normandy’s medieval past and visit the sites that inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet on a Rouen and Giverny day trip! Be ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.11
Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector, Bayeux, Private ... 
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Retrace the first days of the Battle of Normandy on this World War II battlefields tour from Bayeux. Visit important WWII sites including Pointe du Hoc, Omaha ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.30

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