Normandy is cider, camembert and much more than that! In the northwest of France, on the banks of the English Channel, it is a green and blue patchwork with 600 km of coastline and a bucolic and humid countryside, rich in monuments, traditions and know-how, many of which are classified or registered as Unesco World Heritage Sites. Normandy is the leading producer of oysters, mussels, whelks and scallops. You come here to enjoy it, but also to practice cycling and horseback riding, hiking or following a pilgrimage, enjoying the pleasures of the seaside, connecting medieval sites and historic walks, without forgetting to visit the beaches of the D-Day Landings...

Normandy is home to sites classified among the most beautiful villages in France, spas, regional nature parks and prestigious cities. Among the jewels of the destination: Rouen, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur and Deauville, Le Havre, Etretat, Giverny, Caen, Bayeux, Haras du Pin... The hinterland with its bocage and castles, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, Belle Epoque spa town, the Petite Cité de Caractère de Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei or Sées la magnifique, offers a delightful diversity. Will you pick blueberries or mushrooms, visit a medieval town centre or fish in white water? The potential of this tourist destination that is gently mocked for its bad weather is endless! And to find your way around, your tourist guide will be very useful

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When to go to Normandy?

If you have chosen Normandy it is because the rain does not stop you. Then it may be the milder temperatures between May and November that will attract you. The feeling of heat in the middle of summer will be reduced on the shore and on the heights of the Mancelles Alps. Conversely, in the middle of winter, hilly and wooded areas can be icy. In any season you will have to be patient with the fog that too often prevents you from enjoying the landscape. In summer, many cultural, sporting or festive events are held in towns and villages. During the off-season in remote hinterland areas you will have difficulty finding an adequate tourist welcome. Finally, you should know that all year round, major events awake this or that area: Jazz under the apple trees (Coutances), Festival rock d'Evreux, Foire aux harengs et à la coquille Saint-Jacques, Festival international de cerf-volants, Marathon de la baie du Mont-Saint-Michel...

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Transportation
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Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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