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Normandy to Zurich--Best way to get there

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Normandy to Zurich--Best way to get there

This May we are traveling from US to take Rhine River cruise that departs from Zurich. We would like to add a trip to Normandy France prior to that cruise. Suggestions on how to get from Normandy to Zurich

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1. Re: Normandy to Zurich--Best way to get there

Anything is possible -- but this is where we need to tell you that there are no direct flights, all the trains have to go through Paris, and it's 850km -- about 9 hours of straight-through interstate driving to get from one to another.

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2. Re: Normandy to Zurich--Best way to get there

If you are going to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, you can take the train from Paris to Bayeux or Caen; it's about 2 hours and about 15€ with advance purchase tickets. You can find lots of info on D-day tours on the Bayeux forum.

There are direct TGV trains from Paris to Zurich. They take about 4 hours and advance purchase tickets are 25€ and up (way up).

You would have to chage train stations to make the connection in Paris.

If you are going to take the train, read the posts here about buying tickets on tgv-Europe.com and avoiding RailEurope.

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