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The official website for the travel trade in Normandy

 

Normandy

Why come to Normandy?
> Please explore the landscapes and sites Normandy has to offer on our video.

With its breathtaking landscapes, colours and light, Normandy welcomes each visitor with the simple pleasures on offer. Normandy is easily accessible by plane, train and road and just an hour away from Paris.

Whether you are planning on a dedicated trip or are looking to include the region as part of a wider tour, Normandy remains the ideal destination with a mixture of some of the best countryside, heritage, culture, food and entertainment France has to offer.

6 good reasons to come to Normandy:

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Le Mont Saint-Michel

World Famous Places to Visit

Normandy has earned an international reputation for its key sites of interest including the Mont-Saint-Michel, Etretat, Deauville, Giverny, Le Haras du Pin, the D-Day Landing Beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Rouen, Le Havre.

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Statue de Guillaume le Conquérant - Falaise (Calvados)

Medieval Normandy

Steeped in our common history, Normandy invites you to go back in time to retrace the footsteps of William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart and Joan of Arc and explore the rich medieval history of Normandy's architectural heritage with its chateaux, abbeys and museums.

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Débarquement de Normandie - GI's à l'entraînement

D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

On June 6th, 1944 Normandy became world-famous for the part it played in D-Day when Allied troops broke through Nazi defences to liberate occupied France in WWII. Today Normandy has many sites, museums, monuments and events which commemorate and celebrate this key period in modern history.

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© Fondation Claude Monet - Giverny

La maison de Claude Monet - Giverny (Eure)

Birthplace of Impressionism

The exceptional light in Normandy has inspired many an artist. In 1872 Claude Monet painted his seminal work,“ Impression, Sunrise” in Le Havre which lent its name to the Impressionist Movement.

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Fromages de Normandie

Gourmet’s Paradise

Normandy has a worldwide reputation for its delicious food and drink including butter, Camembert, Calvados, scallops. The climate, landscape and local producers all come together to offer the visitor the best local fare at the market or in the restaurant.

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Normandie, le pays du cheval

Home of the Horse

As the number one region in France for horse breeding and riding, Normandy is home to various studs including two prestigious national studs, and many important equestrian events and horse races take place in Normandy.

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Le Havre (Seine-Maritime)

© Pierre JEANSON

Le Vieux Moulin - Vernon (Eure)

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Paramoteur à Etretat (Seine-Maritime)