Welcome to Normandy

Normandy Legendary, enchanting, revitalising, refreshing…

Normandy pleasures the senses and stimulates the mind, making you feel relaxed and refreshed after a perfect break.

Normandy is a perfect blend of coastal and inland culture with five rich and varied counties which offer each visitor something unique. :

Mont St Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Mont St Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site

The region’s location in the Northwest of France offers three completely distinct coasts, from the spectacular Mont St Michel up through La Manche county, across the Calvados and all the way to authentic Le Tréport in the beautiful Seine- Maritime.

The sea provides a fascinating landscape along 600 km of coastline, sculpting the cliffs into natural works of art. Inland, visitors will discover a haven of tranquility; acres of lush forests and green valleys in the rich countryside of the Orne county and traditional Norman villages still boasting original half-timbered houses along the Seine in Eure.

Normandy is rich in heritage and culture with plenty of listed Sites and Monuments as well as world renowned museums. What’s more, the region can offer unbeatable luxury with its many 3 and 4 star hotels, magnificent spas and, of course, exquisite gastronomy.

Normandy lush landscape, pastures and meadows

Normandy lush landscape, pastures and meadows

Whatever you decide to do and experience in Normandy you will find your own inspiration in scenery that captured the hearts of Monet, Turner, Sisley and many others. You will refresh your spirits amid the beautiful parks and gardens, enjoy the freedom to roam or feast yourself on food and drink festivals, all awaiting your infinite pleasure.

Landscape pastures, meadows, grazing livestock, camembert, butter, cider… this is a luscious part of Normandy.

Glamorous, picturesque, worldly, well stocked with historical treasures and outstanding sites, its fantastic golf courses, sports activities and horse riding tours in an absolutely stunning countryside will inspire you to come back to Normandy time and time again.

This is the Essential guide to Normandy. Make it your own destination.

The Essential Guide for Visitors

Whether you are a regular visitor to Normandy or it is your first time, this guide is packed full of useful information to help you plan your break and make the most of your trip.

If you would like more information about any of the places mentioned in the guide, just click on www.normandy-tourism.org or alternatively refer to the five County Tourist Boards listed at the end of this brochure, where the helpful staff will be happy to provide you with the latest information, special offers, range of places to stay as well as interesting landmarks to visit in each county of Normandy.

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy contained in this guide, the Regional Tourist Board cannot accept any responsibility in respect of any error or omission which may have occurred.

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