My wife, myself and 2 other couples are in the midst of planning a trip to Normandy and Paris at the end of April. 2 of us are artists and the Normandy part would be seeing the places that Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, etc. painted, as well as visiting the WWII beaches. We plan to mainly go by train, and renting a car for a day or 2 to see the off-the-track places. 2 questions: (1) What would be the best split for 10 days, between Normandy and Paris. We've all been to Paris several times, but still would like at least 2-3 days there. (2) Any suggestions for a base in Normandy? I'm currently leaning toward Hornfleur. Thanks!