Most people visiting Bayeux spend about seven to nine days in France, which usually includes some time in Paris as well. For travelers wanting to visit Bayeux exclusively, plan about five days for a well-paced trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as four days. For the best itineraries, including Bayeux, keep reading below.

How many days do you need in Bayeux?

  • Most travelers spend 5 days in Bayeux
  • Visiting Bayeux in 4 days is possible, but it will feel rushed
  • With 6 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Paris, Amboise, and Saint-Malo

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Recommended Itineraries for Bayeux

Recommended Itinerary for 5 Days

Mont Saint Michel dating back to the 8th century
Mont Saint Michel dating back to the 8th century
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, City Tour, Transfer to Bayeux Bayeux
Day 2 Tour of Normandy's Landing Beaches Bayeux
Day 3 Historical Tour of Caen, Return to Bayeux Bayeux
Day 4 Mont-Saint-Michel Day-Trip Bayeux
Day 5 Transfer to Paris, Departure  

Ideal for history buffs, this Northern France itinerary spans an impressive timeline from the Norman invasion of England in 1066 to the D-Day landings of 1944. With the help of local guides, you'll experience the island monastery of Mont Saint Michel, pay respects at transfixing World War II memorials and museums, and enjoy free time in the evenings to explore the charming city of Bayeux—your home base for the trip. Read more

Extended Itineraries

6-Day Itinerary Including Paris

Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux
Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Explore Paris
Day 2 l’Ile de la Cité & Eiffel Tower Paris
Day 3 Day Trip to Versailles & Dinner Cruise Paris
Day 4 Transfer to Bayeux & City Tour Bayeux
Day 5 Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel Bayeux
Day 6 Depart Bayeux  

Enjoy a quick getaway to Paris and the Normandy coast without sacrificing luxury on this 6-day trip. Start in the City of Lights, where you'll learn about Parisian history in the heart of the city, stroll the gilded halls of Versaille, and take a nighttime cruise on the Seine. Spend your last day on the Normandy coast to see the Bayeux Tapestry and tour Mont-Saint-Michel: the abbey on an island. Read more

10-Day Itinerary Including Paris & Amboise

Famous medieval castle Sully sur Loire at sunset
Famous medieval castle Sully sur Loire at sunset
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Paris, Explore Paris
Day 2 Canal Saint-Martin Food Tour & Le Louvre Museum Tour Paris
Day 3 Day Trip to Giverny & Dinner Cruise on the Seine Paris
Day 4 Parisian Baking Class & Eiffel Tower Summit Paris
Day 5 Train to Caen, Drive to Bayeux, Explore Bayeux
Day 6 Mont-Saint-Michel Day-Trip Bayeux
Day 7 Omaha Beach Tour, Drive to Amboise Amboise
Day 8 Free Day in the Loire Valley Amboise
Day 9 Chambord & Chenonceau Château Tour, Train to Paris Paris
Day 10 Depart Paris  

This epic 10-day French adventure kicks off in Paris for three days of culture and cuisine in the 'City of Lights.' Then, drive yourself to the Normandy coast to visit Mont Saint Michel and other historical sites—spanning 900 years—between Bayeux and Omaha Beach. Next is the Loire Valley, where you'll explore charming towns and gorgeous castles before returning to Paris (by train) for one more night on the town. Read more

2-Week Itinerary Including Paris, Saint-Malo & Amboise

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Train to Paris - Eiffel Tower & Seine Cruise Paris
Day 2 A stroll in Montmartre Paris
Day 3 Rendez-vous with the Iron Lady Paris
Day 4 Delicious Paris Paris
Day 5 Arriving in France and travel to the Normandy Bayeux
Day 6 The Landing Beaches Bayeux
Day 7 Exploration in Normandy Bayeux
Day 8 Discovering Normandy gastronomy Bayeux
Day 9 From Normandy to Brittany Saint-Malo
Day 10 Mont Saint Michel, the jewel of the ocean Saint-Malo
Day 11 On the road to the Loire Valley Amboise
Day 12 The treasures of the Loire Valley: Chambord and Chenonceau Amboise
Day 13 Explore the Loire Valley: Villandry and Montbazon fortress Amboise
Day 14 Time to say goodbye  

From the beauties and secrets of Paris, this great road trip will lead you to the Western part of France to the Atlantic coast. The Loire Valley is the biggest outdoor museum! With its famous chateaux that once were the residences of rich and famous nobles and crowned heads, its so many different but impressive gardens, and its rich terroir with its well-known wine. What about going a bit farther West and discovering or rediscovering the history of these brave soldiers landing in Normandy in June 1944 to free the country? You will also go to Brittany and visit the jewel of the ocean: the Mont Saint Michel. Read more


Map of Bayeux: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Bayeux: Best Itinerary Ideas