Escapade in the heart of Normandy (France)

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Deserted beaches, typical villages and bucolic landscapes: Normandy is the ideal destination to relax. Between land and sea, discover in pictures the jewels of this region adored by the French.

The cliffs of Étretat

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It is one of the essential sites of the region. A landscaped path gives access to a splendid point of view.

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It is also possible to admire the cliffs of Etretat while strolling on the vast pebble beach.

The Mont Saint Michel

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This island surrounded by a bay that bears his name is famous around the world.

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Tourists flock to visit his abbey and observe the phenomenon of high tides rising.

Honfleur

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You will be charmed by the typical architecture of this small Norman town, considered as the city of painters and the cradle of Impressionism.

The Andelys

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Located inland, between Paris and Rouen, Andelys the municipality runs along the Seine and offers a breathtaking panorama.

Norman architecture

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These so-called cottages, famous for their atypical roofs, will plunge you into a fairy tale.

The Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny

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Discover the home of the painter Claude Monet and its colorful gardens.

Normandy beaches

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Very popular in summer, the beaches of Normandy remain spaces of tranquility. There is little chance of trampling your towel!

Deauville

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The walk on the famous wooden boards is a must in the region!

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Chic and bourgeois, downtown deauvillais delight lovers of luxury shopping.

Old Vernon Mill

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For those who prefer to be quiet, go to the Old Mill Vernon to discover an old mill became a half-timbered house, suspended on a bridge over the Seine.

The National Pin Stud

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This is one of the emblematic places of Normandy: open to the public, you can visit the stables, saddlery and discover the cavalry made up of horses of different races.

The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Bayeux

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This huge cathedral is a jewel of Norman heritage. The mix of Gothic and Romanesque makes the building unusual.

Rouen

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The medieval city center of Rouen will delight history buffs.

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Between the Place du Vieux Marché and the rue Saint-Romain, you can stroll through the small pedestrian and paved streets.

Jumièges Abbey

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Discover the majestic ruins of one of the "oldest and most important Benedictine monasteries in Normandy", according to
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The romantic remains of the former Jumièges abbey were nicknamed by Victor Hugo "the most beautiful ruin of France".

Trouville-sur-Mer

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Less famous than its neighbor, Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer is famous for its fish market and its quality fishmongers.

The Basilica of St. Therese of Lisieux

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The basilica is the most important building in the city, considered after Lourdes as the second pilgrimage town in France.

The landing beaches

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Famous all over the world, these beaches full of history are a must. It is on this area of ​​the Normandy coastline that the D-Day Landing Museum is located.

Colleville-sur-Mer American Cemetery

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Not far from the D-Day Landing Museum is the American Cemetery, which has more than 9,000 graves of fallen soldiers.

The Normandy Bridge

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This bridge connects Le Havre to Honfleur and is over 2 kilometers long!

The Normandy hinterland

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The Normandy countryside is a veritable haven of greenery that offers a total change of scenery.

The cultivation of the apple

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Many farms offer tours of their farm and cellars in Calvados, to uncover the secrets of cider production.

Camembert

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It is impossible to visit Normandy without tasting its cheese specialties, such as Camembert, Pont l'Évêque and Neufchâtel.

The scallop

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Every year, in the autumn, the region organizes scallop festivals in several towns such as Villers-sur-Mer and Port-en-Bessin-Huppain.

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