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Guide of Normandy

Tourism, holidays & weekends in Normandy

Guide of Normandy - Tourism, holidays & weekends in Normandy

A place of history, culture and traditions, Normandy offers many delights to visitors in search of authenticity and natural beauty. Peaceful and unspoilt, its wonderful lands offer an incredibly diverse landscape, ranging from the forests, hedged farmland and rustic meadows of its green countryside to the majestic white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast, through the famous Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, the meanders of the Seine Valley, Swiss Normandy and the Cotentin and Bessin marshes. As well as being a top destination for leisure and relaxation and a true haven of peace, Normandy has managed to preserve an important cultural, architectural and gastronomic heritage. Seafood, salt marsh lamb, cider, Pommeau and perry, teurgoule, dairy products from Isigny and cheeses from Pays d'Auge are among the treats in store for visitors' taste buds!

The fiefdom of William the Conqueror and the site of the D-Day landings in 1944, Normandy nowadays has an impressive number of major sites that attract visitors all year round, starting with the very famous Mont Saint-Michel and its prestigious Benedictine abbey, the iconic Château-Gaillard, the Gothic cathedral of Coutances, the medieval city of Bayeux, the Cities of Art and History of Caen and Rouen, the chic resorts of Deauville and Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, the magnificent gardens of Monet, the charming village of Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei or the elegant Carrouges Castle.

However, Normandy also offers a journey through the history of the Second World War, through the D-Day beaches, Le Hoc headland, the Caen Memorial and the many museums devoted to this period.

Finally, charming places like Étretat, Fécamp or Honfleur, which won over the Impressionists in the 19th century, are still just as appealing as ever.

Guide of Normandy


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.


Eure is a wonderful place for walkers, with the city of Évreux and its cathedral, Pont-Audemer and its beautiful canals, the thatched cottages of the Vernier marsh, the banks of the Norman Seine and the charming village of Lyons-la-Forêt.


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.


Famous for its exceptional coast lined with high chalky cliffs, the Seine-Maritime is the perfect place for fans of coastal landscapes, but also those who love architecture, with the majestic abbeys of the Seine valley and the heritage of the old city of Rouen.

Weekends in Normandy