9 days in Manche Itinerary

9 days in Manche Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
2
Granville
— 2 nights
3
Cherbourg-Octeville
— 4 nights

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Step out of Mont-Saint-Michel to go to Saint James and see Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, cool off at Alligator Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel travel planner.

Rennes to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granville.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Romain Pilon - guide independant, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Le Moulin de Moidrey, Alligator Bay, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel Bay ©
Mont Saint-Michel Bay
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©

2
nights
Granville

Granville ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Christian Dior, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Champrepus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, then hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and then surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granville online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Granville by train takes about 2.5 hours. August in Granville sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cherbourg-Octeville.

Things to do in Granville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, Zoo de Champrepus, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel ©
Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
Musee Christian Dior ©
Musee Christian Dior
Pointe du Roc ©
Pointe du Roc

4
nights
Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville ©
Cherbourg holds an arsenal of the French Navy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cherbourg-Octeville: Eglise Notre-Dame de Carentan (in Carentan), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach & Utah Avel Mor). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cite de La Mare, learn about all things military at Normandy Victory Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Rade de Cherbourg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cherbourg-Octeville tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Granville to Cherbourg-Octeville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cherbourg-Octeville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cherbourg-Octeville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Nez de Jobourg, Chateau des Ravalet, Moulin a Vent du Cotentin
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
Cite de La Mare ©
Cite de La Mare
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach