Cattle-rearing area, Lower Normandy is a region of green landscapes. Meadows with apple trees in the Pays d'Auge, hedged farmland and marsh of the Cotentin peninsula, greens pastures where the Normandy cows graze, the Perche forests, but also the cliffs and long sandy beaches of the coast, offer a wonderful palette of colours. Place of history and traditions, Lower Normandy is also a good destination for leisure activities and relaxation, with its 470 kilometres of coasts, its renowned seaside resorts, great walking countryside, its Regional Nature Parks, and its local high-quality products.
Historic sites, cities with a rich architectural heritage, half-timbered manor houses of the Pays d'Auge, Suisse Normande (an area reminiscent of Switzerland) and its Orne valley offering plenty of sports activities, and famous seaside resorts are some of the features of the Calvados.
With a vast coast, the Manche département invites the visitors to admire the mount Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as to cross the Cotentin peninsula with its landscapes of hedged farmland, marsh, moors, cliffs and sandy beaches.
Realm of the horse, the Orne is ideal countryside for walkers and naturalists. Places of interest include: Perche manor houses, prestigious stud farm, charming parks and gardens, the Carrouges castle, and the forests of both Regional Nature Parks.