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Normandy and Brittany (9 days itinerary)

Our 9-day route along the Normandy and Brittany by car. The total mileage of 2000 kilometers. Roads are excellent, there are toll highways.

In the summer season prepare for problems with parking. Look for hotels with private parking.

Day 1 - Chateau Gaillard castle, Honfleur
Day 2 - Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville, Etretat
Day 3 - Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, Cape Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Saint-Malo
Day 4 - Saint-Malo, Dinan, Mont Saint Michel
Day 5 - Fort la Latte, Cape Frehel, Ploumanach
Day 6 - Ploumanach, Vannes, Nantes
Day 7 - Nantes
Day 8 - Vitre, Mont Saint Michel
Day 9 - Fougeres

Day 1 - Chateau Gaillard castle, Honfleur

Arrived in Paris and rented a car at the airport. Then headed to the north and stopped at a small town of Les Andelys, where visited Château Gaillard Castle.

Chateau Gaillard castle
Chateau Gaillard castle Yuriy Buriak

Then we went to Honfleur, where stayed for two nights.

Day 2 - Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville, Etretat

In the morning visited Deauville and Trouville

Deauville
Deauville Yuriy Buriak

After lunch returned back to Honfleur and rested. Later in the afternoon went to Etretat. On the way we crossed the Normandy bridge. Right behind the payment toll is a parking lot and an observation deck.

Yuriy Buriak


Yuriy Buriak

In Etretat we strolled till the sunset.

Etretat
Etretat Yuriy Buriak

Hotel in Honfleur.

Day 3 - Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, Cape Pointe du Grouin du Sud, Saint-Malo

In the morning went in the direction of Saint-Malo with a few stops along the way. Walk at Omaha Beach and visited the American Cemetery.

Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery
Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery Yuriy Buriak


Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery
Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery Yuriy Buriak

Then we stopped in one little-known place - cape with views of Mont Saint Michel.

Cape Pointe du Grouin du Sud
Cape Pointe du Grouin du Sud Yuriy Buriak

Next we went to Saint-Malo, where walked through the city and watched the beautiful sunset.

Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo Yuriy Buriak

In Saint Malo we spent two nights.

Day 4 - Saint-Malo, Dinan, Mont Saint Michel

Visited Dinan.

Dinan
Dinan Yuriy Buriak

On the way back stopped at the city park

Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo Yuriy Buriak

In the afternoon walked around the city and relaxed on the beach.

Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo Yuriy Buriak

Later in the afternoon we went to Mont Saint Michel, where walked outside the abbey.

Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
Abbey of Mont Saint Michel Yuriy Buriak


Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
Abbey of Mont Saint Michel Yuriy Buriak

Day 5 - Fort la Latte, Cape Frehel, Ploumanach 

In the morning watched beautiful sunrise.

Saint-Malo
Saint-Malo Yuriy Buriak

Then headed in the direction of Saint Guirec. On the way stopped at Fort la Latte and Cape Freel.

Fort la Latte
Fort la Latte Yuriy Buriak


Cape Frehel
Cape Frehel Yuriy Buriak

Arrived at the beach of Saint Guirec, where we had booked a hotel for one night. Walked a little near the hotel.

Ploumanach
Ploumanach Yuriy Buriak

Day 6 - Ploumanach, Vannes, Nantes

The morning was foggy. We visited the main attraction of the region - the red boulders on the Ploumanach beach.

Ploumanach
Ploumanach Yuriy Buriak

Then went to Nantes. Nantes is located in the Pays de la Loire region, but we wanted to visit at least one big city in northern France. On the way stopped in Vannes.

Vannes
Vannes Yuriy Buriak

In Nantes settled and walked around the city.

Nantes
Nantes Yuriy Buriak

We spent two nights in Nantes.

Day 7 - Nantes

Sunrise from the promenade.

Nantes
Nantes Yuriy Buriak

The whole day were walking around the city.

Nantes
Nantes Yuriy Buriak


Nantes
Nantes Yuriy Buriak

Day 8 - Vitre, Mont Saint Michel

In the morning watched the mechanical elephant and ride on the carousel.

Nantes
Nantes Yuriy Buriak

Then we went in the direction of Mont Saint Michel and stopped in Vitre.

Vitre
Vitre Yuriy Buriak

We had booked a hotel on the territory of the abbey Mont Saint Michel. Therefore, we settled and went for a walk around the walls until the tide.

Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
Abbey of Mont Saint Michel Yuriy Buriak

In the evening watched high tide.

High tide at Mont Saint Michel
High tide at Mont Saint Michel Yuriy Buriak

Also visited an observation deck at the dam.

Abbey of Mont Saint Michel
Abbey of Mont Saint Michel Yuriy Buriak

Day 9 - Fougeres

In the morning went to Fougeres.

Fougeres
Fougeres Yuriy Buriak

Next was the long journey to Paris (440 km).


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