I'm not sure I'm even on the right forum but, since this question involves a number of places within the Normandy area, it seemed like a good place to start.
After spending a week in Paris, we'd like to visit the WWII sites (we'll take a tour bus), making Bayeux our base for 2-3 days. We'd also like to visit Mont St. Michel and Honfleur , spending a night or two in each place, before having to take a train to CDG.
We're hoping to avoid renting a car and using trains as our main mode of transportation. We're just not sure from which side should we approach Bayeux. Should we go Paris-Rennes-MSM-Bayeux-Honfleur-Rouen-to CDG -- or -- Paris-Rouen-Honfleur-Bayeux--MSM-Rennes-to CDG? There has to be some logic as to why one route is better than the other ~ I just can't come up with it!!