Normandy Tourism

By • Jul 12th, 2008 • Category: Normandy Guide

Lower Normandy
Upper Normandy

Normandy offers a patchwork landscape of lush rolling verdant countryside, quaint fishing villages, ancient stone chateaux, thatched cottages, half timbered farmhouses and orchards. It is one of the most historic and interesting areas of France.normmap.gif (638 bytes)

The Manche channel coast offers long sandy beaches with many rock pools which children love so much. Many of the popular beaches have lifeguards in attendance. Municipal beaches often have a children’s play area where there are organised games, trampolines, and many other activities.

Etretat is the prettiest seaside resort of the so called Cote d’Albatre between Le Havre and Dieppe and is flanked by dramatic chalk cliffs. However, there are many charming coves and beaches between there and Fecamp.

The spectacular famous Mont St. Michel guards the boundary between Normandy and Brittany and is certainly a must to visit. This ancient Christian Church and fortress is built on rocks where the Archangel Michael is said to have appeared in 708 AD. The crowds of today however must rival the scenes of the ancient pilgrimages except that today’s traveler arrives by car and coach instead of by foot and mule. It is best to arrive either early or late in the day in the summer months of July and August, or choose quieter times of the year.

The area is also renowned for its gastronomy!




Links to Regions and attractions in the Area
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Normandy Tourism Official Normandy Site – in English
painting Vernon & Giverny – Monet Garden’s and details of a beautiful area
logo Region at a glance
rouen Rouen and environs

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