With dramatic coastlines, sprawling green fields, and charming villages, Normandy is one of the most picturesque regions of France. Visitors can cycle through more than 310 miles of cycle paths, take a boat ride down the Orne River, or wander through the pretty towns and villages.
The region is steeped in history; it was home to William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, the inspiration to Claude Monet and the start of the Impressionism movement in the 1800s, and the site of the D-Day landings in 1944. Visitors can also explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the island-abbey Mont Saint-Michel.
Normandy offers some of the finest produce in France; rich Camembert, crisp apples, tangy cider and fresh seafood are just some of the local delicacies for visitors to indulge in.
- Dramatic coastlines with chalk cliffs contrasted by lush, green countryside
- Charming historic towns and villages including Rouen, Giverny and Honfleur
- Moving D-Day memorials and museums
- Indulge in fresh seafood and local produce
- Explore the lily pond gardens created and painted by Monet
- Enjoy hiking, cycling, boating, or rock climbing around the “Norman Switzerland” area of the Orne River