One Week

Coming from Paris, Rouen's lovely medieval centre will be your first stop, with perhaps a side trip to gorgeous Les Andelys and Giverny, before continuing to Honfleur, Bayeux and the D-Day beaches, ending at the highlight Mont St-Michel.

Two Weeks

With an extra week, follow the same route but take more time to explore places on the way. Côte d'Albâtre and Le Havre are well worth exploring, as are pretty Trouville and Deauville, good-looking Caen and Coutances. You could also lose yourself in pastoral Normandy – make a beeline for Camembert country.