Normandy Travel Guide
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Plan Your Normandy Vacation
The maritime Garden of Eden called Normandy sprawls across France's northwestern corner in a shape roughly resembling a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. Due to its geographic position, this region is blessed with a stunning natural beauty that once inspired Maupassant and Monet. Little wonder today's sightseers pack into colorful Rouen, seaside Honfleur, and magnificent Mont-St-Michel.
Accommodations to suit every taste can be found throughout Normandy, from basic bed-and-breakfasts to the most luxurious hotel. Even in the resorts of Deauville...read more
Find the best Normandy restaurants in every price category with our top picks.
Things To Do in Normandy
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Mont-St-Michel: The spire-top silhouette of this mighty offshore mound, dubbed the Marvel of the Occident, is one of the greatest sights in Europe... Read more
The felicitous combination of dairy farms, apple orchards, and the sea inspire Normandy's crème de la crème cuisine, featuring voluptuous cream... Read more
Long before Claude Monet created his Giverny lily pond by diverting the Epte River that marks the boundary with the Ile-de-France, artists had... Read more
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Most of the towns along the northern coastline of France were destroyed during WW2, but there is at least one notable exception -- the town of Mers-les-Bains in Picardy, which displays one of the most amazing Read more
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