I need a bit of advice on the best place to stay and how many days to devote to exploring the Normandy area. My fiance and I are a young couple in our late 20's, we will be visiting France at the end of March to check out Normandy and major military history sites in France. We are planning on renting a car for the 12 days and starting out trip in Normandy. How many days should we expect to stay in Normandy if we basically want to see the DDay beaches, war memorials, cemeteries, Mont St. Michel, and possible Carnac and Eretat?
We were thinking about staying in Rouen, but I read on another thread that this might not be the best base for the DDAy sites. If so, then where would you recommend we stay, where there is a hotel? We are not really B&B type of people.
We are planning on driving along the coast and stopping at sites along the way up to Flanders Fields after our stay in Normandy.
Thanks for yours help!