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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Bloody-Fleury : le festival du polar de Fleury-sur-Orne se renouvelle

For its 5th edition, the Fleury-sur-Orne thriller festival has a very rich programme with two numerous highlights awaiting fans of the genre. There is cinema, games, a children's village and the unmissable meetings and signing sessions with 60 authors. Nor should we miss the two exhibitions that enrich the Bloody-Fleury festival, around the comic books and universes of Agatha Christie and also the texts written at the Caen Penitentiary ...

Escapade dans le Calvados et à Honfleur pour aller voir l'incontournable Naturospace

During a stay in Calvados, you immediately want to pass by the most unmissable sites in the department, then finally reach Honfleur, a unique city that invites you to stroll through its picturesque streets, and where you are quickly struck by the beauty of the narrow, slate-covered and half-timbered houses. It is one of the most visited cities in France, for its authenticity, its charm, its charming little shops and restaurants, as well as ...

Le Réveil des Chimères, spectacle grandiose projeté sur l'église Saint-Ouen à Pont-Audemer

For four years, the church of Saint-Ouen, also known as "La belle inachevée", has been undergoing restoration work to regain its whiteness and splendour. On the occasion of the Christmas holidays, the monumental and enchanting show "Le réveil des Chimères" will be projected on its splendid facade, and will delight young and old alike, every evening throughout the Christmas holidays. A show that retraces the history of the town of ...

Le Château du Breuil célèbre les fêtes de Noël

The Château du Breuil team is happy to welcome the public during all the Christmas holidays during convivial moments in a festive, warm and hushed atmosphere. The opportunity to enjoy guided tours and to taste a delicious hot cider around the fir tree. There will also be specialised tastings of Château du Breuil Pays d'Auge Calvados, with the aim of finding the one that suits you best. All those who will have the honour of participating in ...

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