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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Le Normandy Victory Museum commémore l'Opération Cobra

A few weeks after the Normandy landings, the Allies launched Operation Cobra, while they were entangled in a war of attrition. The event will sound the victorious end of the Battle of the Hedges and will finally open the road to the Liberation. The Normandy Victory Museum proposes the Cobra 44 festival to commemorate the operation, to discover, rediscover and better understand this significant episode of the Battle of Normandy. On the ...

Soirée sur le thème du feu au musée départemental de Vieux-la-Romaine

The Departmental Museum of Vieux-la-Romaine is organising a free evening for the general public on the theme of fire on the occasion of Pierres en Lumières and the European Night of Museums. The public will be able to come to the site at nightfall to discover the archaeological site, specially illuminated, and to watch a dance and fire show on the remains of the Maison au Grand Péristyle by the Terra Juggler company. An event not to be ...

Center Parcs : évadez-vous en pleine nature le temps d'un week-end ou d'un séjour !

For families and groups of friends who want to go away for a weekend or several days to relax and have a good time, there's nothing like a getaway with Center Parcs. After settling into a cottage in a natural environment, you have access to a multitude of activities on site: water games and sports, archery, bike rides, cooking workshops and other contacts with animals. In addition, you can take advantage of the opportunity to discover all ...

La vallée de la Vire, entre les plages du Débarquement et le Mont-Saint-Michel

Discover landscapes that are often unknown, hidden treasures, places that will not leave you indifferent, towns that will leave their mark, starting with Saint-Lô: such is the Vire valley. A real red - or blue - thread, the river gives rhythm to the discovery of these magical places. And the greenway which runs along the Vire is certainly the best way to enjoy it. The Vire, a Norman river It flows from its source, situated at an altitude of ...

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