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Welcome to Normandy

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Useful tips and links for travellers to and within Normandy.

If your holiday starts in Paris, Normandy is only an hour's drive away and all train links are given below


By car



Normandy is a two-hour drive from Calais and only an hour away from Paris.


Plan your route:

- Google maps

- ViaMichelin

Traffic Information:

- Bison Futé

- Infotrafic

Motorway Information (tolls):

- Sanef

- Alis (A28 motorway Rouen - Alençon)

- Alicorne (A88 motorway Falaise - Sées)

Advice on driving in France:

- Driving abroad - British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

- Travel Advice in France - British Foreign & Commonwealth Office


Car sharing network:
Available lifts or offer a lift on



By train


All major towns and cities in Normandy are well connected by rail.
SNCF trains leave from Paris’ Gare Saint-Lazare and Gare Montparnasse/ Vaugirard several times a day to many towns in Normandy.


Average journey times:


- Paris-Vernon for Giverny: 45 mins

- Paris-Evreux: 1 hour
- Paris-Rouen: 1 hour 15 mins
- Paris-Caen: 1 hour 45 mins
- Paris-Alençon: 1 hour 45 mins

- Paris-Le Havre: 2 hours

- Paris-Dieppe: 2 hours 15 mins

- Paris-Eu: 2 hours 45 mins 

- Paris-Cherbourg: 3 hours

- Paris-Granville: 3 hours

To reach Bayeux from Paris, there are two options:

- either take the train to Cherbourg with a scheduled stop at Bayeux

- or travel to Caen and change there for Bayeux


- Calais-Rouen (via Amiens or Paris): 4 hours

- Calais-Caen (via Paris): 4 hours 35 mins


Useful links:


- TGV Europe


Local means of transport

In Upper Normandy:

- Atoumod

- Transbus  

In Lower Normandy:

- Transbus

- Commentjyvais



By coach / bus




- Eurolines

- Transbus


(c) Aihumnoi -

By campervan (stopover areas)


- Motorhome areas

- Airecampingcar 


(c) Alder- Fotolia


By taxi



- Nostaxis 


Konovalov Pavel (c)  Fotolia



By bike



 - Velo SNCF


Plan your trip
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