Posts Tagged: activities

Great Outdoors in Normandy

This tapestry of coast, forests, countryside and water in Normandy provides a seemingly unlimited diversity of outdoor activities. Whether by foot, horseback, canoe, kite surf, parachute, visitors to Normandy get the best of what we have to offer – the Great Outdoors. On your bike Quiet country roads, forest tracks and dedicated cycle paths make… Read more »

D-Day, Still a Traumatic and Emotional Experience for Many

Troops after debarking on D-Day for the liberation of France and the rest of Europe

D-Day and operation OVERLORD are often regarded as one of the most important operations of all time. The stretch of beach along the Calvados coast is world famous for the part it played in turning around World War II on the 6th of June 1944, when British, Canadian and American troops broke through Nazi defenses…. Read more »

Family Fun Favorites in Normandy

Normandy is one of the premiere destinations for non-stop, kid-friendly adventures. From the seaside coast to the fantastic countryside, families will discover a multitude of outdoor recreation, outstanding parks and gardens, rivers and beaches, spectacular sightseeing, historical landmarks and much more. The sheer number of museums and galleries can be overwhelming, so set your sights… Read more »

Tourist Routes in Normandy

Take your pick from among 17 tourist itineraries: Wine Roads punctuated by renowned vineyards, Historical Routes inviting you to follow in the footsteps of dukes, monks and famous writers. Craft and Nature Trails taking you through the patchwork of the Burgundian countryside, etc… All of these itineraries lead you straight into the heart of the… Read more »

Family, children, fun — Theme Parks and more Play Delight

Fabulous Family Fun. France is filled with memory-making experiences you and your kids will cherish for a lifetime. Afloat in a rowboat, in a well-organized camp sites, at amusing museums with hands-on attractions and of course, joining in festival mania, there’s never a dull moment for families with children in tow.   Everywhere, France offers the… Read more »

Museums … Admire the Accomplishments of the Past and Present

The Pyramid which adorns the central courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris, France

Museums, including those in France, contain and propose more visual knowledge and know-how than any other place on earth. Of course there’s internet where you can find just about anything and libraries filled with books covering the gamut of subjects. Both have their pluses but they just don’t offer you the same ‘visual hands-on’ experience museums… Read more »

Disneyland Paris Park and Walt Disney Studios Park – kids love it

Disneyland Paris with the enchanting Sleeping-Beauty Castle

Disneyland Paris, where the kid’s eyes light up with enjoyment … and the parent’s eyes do too! Mickey and Minnie invite you into their land of fairytales brimming with musical street parades, colorful attractions and amusing rides along with all those adorable real-life Disney characters… come and give them a hug. Disneyland Resort Paris is between… Read more »

France Tourist Attractions – Put on Your Siteseeing Shoes

Historic, natural or modern Tourist Attractions, whatever your desire for site-seeing, you’ll discover it in France. From the Paris Flea Market (weekly), to the George Pompidou Center (1972), to the Eiffel Tower (1889) icon of France, to historic Louis XIV Versailles (1682) to mention just a few, Paris and its environ area has enough to keep… Read more »

Cultural Activities to Attend or Participate in for Your Enjoyment

France culture with the ornate and opulent facade of the Paris Opera House by Charles Garnier

Cultural activities and France go hand in hand at all levels of life. The origin of the word ‘culture’ comes from ‘cultivate’, in French the term ‘culture’ actually refers to agricultural crops. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 19th century that the word took on the meaning of cultivating the mind, faculties, or manners and… Read more »

Chamonix Valley, a Legendary Destination

Mont Blanc Chamonix Valley, Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix Valley – the cradle of Alpinism and Skiing – is known worldwide for its natural beauty. The Chamonix valley rests at the foot of the towering 4800m-high Mont Blanc stretching its open arms to you as a legend waiting to be discovered. Planted in the Alps in France, the valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc is only 15 km… Read more »