I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Normandy with my mom. She will be 78 at the time of the trip but is in fairly good shape. We are going to start with 4 days in Barcelona because the Sagrada Familia is on her bucket list.y
Here are my thoughts - any advice is appreciated.
Day 5 - fly from Barcelona to Paris (not sure which airport to use), rent a car, drive to Bayeux. I have read about taking the train from Paris to Caen and then renting a car there, and this is a possibility. Stay in either Bayeux or Arromanches
Day 6 - Visit to Mont St. Michele (another bucket item). Stay in Bayeux or Arromanches
Day 7 - Pont d'Hoc, American Cemetery, Omaha beaches, etc. Stay in Bayeux
Day 8 - Bayeux - visit tapestry, cathedral, etc.
Day 9 - Drive to Rouen, tour Rouen. Stay in Rouen
Day 11 - fly home to States
I think this is doable. I know that MSM and D-Day will each be full days, which is why the day in Bayeux will be on the quieter side. We'll probably do this trip in 2019 and I would like to do end of May or early June. We may also look at September. I don't want to do late June - August to try to avoid some of the crowds.
I appreciate any input or advice.