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Normandy Visit from Paris River Cruise 2021

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My sister and I, with our spouses, are planning a River cruise beginning in Zurich and completing in Paris in May 2021 on Viking. We are going to extend our visit in Paris so that we may take advantage of its proximity to Normandy. Is it realistic to include a day trip to Normandy? If so, are there any recommendations for us? DIY (do it yourself) or a guided tour? It is a 3-4 hour bus ride, one way. Private guide? Small group organized excursion? Would appreciate any suggestions or comments.

And, yes, we are aware this might not happen due to travel restrictions for USA. But, a girl has to dream.


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Do you have enough time to go up and spend a night in the area?  There is so much to see in Normandy...  That would be my suggestion.  




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From Paris: Honfleur (overnight), Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel (overnight), CDG (airport hotel overnight) the best of Normandy = 483 miles


If you have more time, consider:  Paris, Chartres, Giverny (overnight), Rouen, Honfleur (overnight), Bayeux, Mont-Saint-Michel (overnight), Orleans, CDG (airport hotel overnight) = 663 miles total


Ideas for hotels, restaurants, etc.:


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