Normandy is cider, camembert and much more than that! In the north-west of France, on the banks of the 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, several of which are classified or listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Normandy is the leading producer of oysters, mussels, whelks and scallops. People come here to enjoy these products, but also to cycle and horse ride, to go hiking or on a pilgrimage, to enjoy the pleasures of the seaside, to visit medieval sites and historical walks, and not forgetting to meditate on the D-Day landing beaches...

Normandy is home to some of the most beautiful villages in France, spas, regional nature parks and prestigious towns. Among the jewels of the destination: Rouen, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur and Deauville, Le Havre, Etretat, Giverny, Caen, Bayeux, the Haras du Pin... The hinterland with its bocage and its castles, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, a Belle Epoque spa town, the Petite Cité de Caractère of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei or the magnificent Sées, offers a delightful diversity. Will you go blueberry picking or mushrooming, visit a medieval town centre or go white water fishing? The potential of this tourist destination, which is kindly 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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Découverte de l'Eure et de ses multiples activités possibles en pleine nature

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Planches Contact : le rendez-vous photographique de Deauville

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Le château de Carrouges s'apprête à célébrer Noël

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