Normandy, France - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Where ya going? & Specific country info! > Europe: Western

Europe: Western Cafés, castles, architecture, art, wine, the Euro, gastronomy, let´s meet up, and pub crawls.! Oh oui, backpackers paradise...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2006, 06:44 AM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Echo Of Reason
Default

I´m trying to gather some information on Normandy. Currently I don´t have a guide book for just france and the one I have for Europe doesn´t go much into what there is up there. I´ve asked a couple of friends who have traveled there for school and they say that the best things to see are in Caen (american cemetary, can get to Sant Michel) and Bayeux. I´ve read that Rouen is a good place as well. I basically have 5 days to explore Normandy, does anyone have a good suggestion on where to go or what to do, or whether it´s best to stay in one place and do day trips to other places or to just spend a night or two in each place and move on?

Thanks
__________________
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. If what you are doing is not working, do something else."

blog
Echo Of Reason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Leigh On Sea, Essex
Posts: 3,337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i went on a French exchange in Caen when i was 12 and went to see the Bayeux tapestry and St Michel. They are both beautiful places and i would definately reccommend that you go
__________________
I have two skins, one to lie on and one to cover myself with; the earth and the sky. (Masai proverb)


FANCY A READ...TPUNK BOOK CLUB CAN BE FOUND HERE



what goes around comes around
beergal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
lover of Germany
 
expatben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 2,670
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Spend a day in Cherbourg, its lovely there. You can sit by the sea in a cafe just eating and drinking...ahh France.
__________________
I have been to: Canada, USA, Iceland, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Germany, Sardinia, Switzerland, China, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Morocco.

Do to list: [color=blue][color=black] Australia, New Zealand, Austria India and Bolivia.

[color=blue][i][font=Verdana][color=black]"I'm just another stranger lookin' for the promised land"
expatben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2006, 10:00 AM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I stayed in Pontorson from which I took day trips (esp. Mont St. Michel). If I went back, I'd also go to St. Malo, because I love ports and history. I also went to Caen. The region is definitely worth a visit, I'd pick one place and day trip, because it's easier than carting a pack around every day...

tumblezweedz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
France? punkrocksaturday World Festivals, Events, Night Clubbing 1 12-28-2004 10:35 AM
France U2fan Post Your Itinerary 0 04-30-2004 03:13 AM
Alone in France Laura Traveling Alone or Family Travel 1 08-25-2003 09:35 PM
Job in France Laura Studying, Living, Working, Volunteering Abroad, Expats 4 07-28-2003 02:11 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:54 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121