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1. Posted by luvdapug (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

What's the best way to see Normandy? Any good tips on mid-priced accomodations?

Thanks very much,

Steve

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hi Steve,

I spent a few days in Caen and along the D-Day beaches in November. It's an absolutely beautiful area, although transportation was a bit of a nightmare. I'd planned to see Mont St. Michel when I was there, but the logistics of it were a nightmare (try to catch 2 busses that each run every 2 hours ).

I'd say the best way to see Normandy is by car - it'll cover more ground, for one, and you'll be able to get up and go when you like. Barring that, make your way from town to town starting at one end. If you're coming from Paris, you can take a train to the main Normandy cities, and there's a large network of busses that cover the entire area (just make sure to plan ahead - they don't run every day, don't all stop at the same place, and just about grind to a halt in the middle of the day - although maybe that was just Caen).

If you want a decent cheap place to stay in Caen, try Hotel St. Etienne. I paid 23 Euro for a private room (it was small and the shower was 2 floors down, but it was extremely clean and well located).

Tway.

3. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I went years ago and did a tour of the D-Day beaches as well as spend time in Rouen and basically saw all the war stuff as I went with my dad as hes really interested in things like that!!!It was wuite a while back but its a lovely place, I really enjoyed myself!Have a nice time!

4. Posted by canuckgirl (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

I also visited the D-Day beaches and Bayeux last year for the 60th anniversary of D-Day and to quote TWAY a car is an almost must. Places in Normandy are quite spread out and the transit system isnt as great as a major city. If you really want to see Normandy and get a better feel of the country its difficult relying on buses.

5. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Oh yes Bayeux, the big Tapestry, it was amazing!!!And theres that little tearoom at pegasus bridge too which is worth a visit!