Paris to Normandie?

Old Mar 22, 18, 12:31 pm
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Paris to Normandie?

Can you tell me the most economical way to travel from Paris to Normandie (without renting a car)? Train? What kind? Bus? Uber? We are a family for 4 with 2 small children.
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Old Mar 22, 18, 12:36 pm
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Where in Normandie? What is your definition of economical vs hassle (are you willing to change busses three times)?
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This might help you with public transportation options.

I'd avoid Uber for cost but also comfort. 4 people in a car that won't want to make stops which kids and adults may need.
Trains may be the most comfortable but probably require more time and/or connections to get where you want.
Buses are generally cheaper and in this case offer various options that don't involve many stops.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 3:26 am
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Normandy is a big region, stretching from the outer reaches of Paris's western commuter belt to a rural landscape synonymous with dairy farming and cider production.

There are Intercity trains (i.e. non-TGV) which leave from two of the Paris stations: Saint-Lazare for Northern Normandy (Giverny, Rouen, Deauville, Trouville, Le Havre, Bayeux, Caen and the WWII sites) and the slightly obscure corner of Montparnasse known as Vaugirard, where trains head for Granville, on the west coast of the Manche peninsula, via the rural heartland of the region.

This should give you an idea of what is accessible by rail (although bear in mind that some branch lines may have a very limited service):

This gives you an idea of the tourist sites accessible by rail (Google Translate can help...):

The same site will give you an idea of what tickets are available - whether point-to-point, or more flexible.
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