I was thinking 3 nights Honfleur - to visit Etretat, Pays d'Auge (cider route, cheese farms) and of course Honfleur itself; 5 nights further west to explore the D-Day beaches, Bayeux and MSM. Not too much into museums. Like to see old quaint, medieval villages and beautiful countryside. Am looking at a couple of different locations - 2 north of Bayeux near the ocean, 1 southwest of Bayeux more inland and 1 in the Cotentin peninsula near Sainte Mère Église. Considering last 2 nights somewhere between Giverny and CDG to explore Giverny and other villages in that area.
1. Any thoughts/opinions/pros, cons on the 3 different areas I am considering in western Normandy.
2. Have read that the most beautiful inland landscape is in the Pays d'Auge. I believe it is closer to visit from Honfleur. Is the 3 nights in Honfleur enough?
Thanks so much.