The port city of Caen, the capital of lower Normandy, is a bustling industrial and cultural center, with a wealth of medieval churches and a magnificent castle. William the Conqueror founded the city in the 11th century, and was laid to rest here. Fortunately William's legacy still remains in nearby Bayeux, and its fabulous tapestry. Its center features the Château de Caen, a circa-1060 castle built by William the Conqueror. It stands on a hill flanked by the Romanesque abbeys of Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Trinité, which date from the same period. The multimedia museum Le Mémorial is devoted to World War II and the 1944 Battle of Normandy.
A wonderful getaway to historic French Normandy awaits you in this vacation package!. Discover Paris (France capital city; known as the City of Lights; an enduring city, home to rich history - museums, architecture, shopping, fine food and wine); after that, you will visit Caen (one of Normandy's most important cities, home town of William the Conqueror, hero of the Battle of Hastings of 1066, Caen was vital for D-Day and the Normandy Landings in World War II) with a stop at Liseaux to explore Basilica of St. Therese (the second most popular place of pilgrimage in France after Lourdes). Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Paris - Suisse Normande: 3 hrs 48 mins. approx.
Suisse Normande - Caen: 1 hr 13 mins. approx.
Paris - Bayeux: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
Bayeux - Mont Saint Michel: 1 hr. 35 mins. approx.
Mont Saint Michel - Tours: 3 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Tours - Paris: 1 hr. 55 approx.
Paris- Alabaster Coast: 2 hr. 45 mins. approx.
Alabaster Coast- Cote Fleurie: 1 hrs 24 min.
Cote Fleurie- D-Day Beaches: 1 hr. 2 mins. Approx.
D-Day Beaches- Cherbourg Peninsula: 49 min approx.
Cherbourg Peninsula- Paris: 3 hr. 38 min approx.