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Holidays to Normandy

Introduction

For travellers looking to get out of the city and into rural splendour, the French region of Normandy is a superb choice. Here rolling green hills sport apple orchards and cow pastures, rugged cliffs tumble down to the sea, and traditional and historic buildings and sites are just waiting to be explored. Stay here too long and you may just decide to pack it all in and spend the rest of your days in this simple yet stunning part of northern France.

Mont Saint Michel bay taken at dawn. Normandy, France

What to see and do on a Holiday to Normandy

One of the most appealing aspects of Normandy is its location on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is easy for travellers on a holiday to Normandy to find cheerful seaside resorts where rest and relaxation are the raison d’etre here. Etretat is particularly pretty for its surreal
white cliffs that contrast sharply against the deep blue waters of the channel below. To experience an authentic French fishing village that has barely changed since the 17th century, head to the charming port of Honfleur.

History is another compelling reason why so many travellers holiday to Normandy each year. This region is fascinating for its villages with cobblestone streets and Gothic and Romanesque buildings, stone castles perched atop cliffs and hills, and medieval cathedrals and clock towers. Visitors can also tour the D-Day beaches where allied troops swarmed ashore during the Second World War, or the legendary Bayeux Tapestry, which displays scenes from the Battle of Hastings.

Finally, it would be criminal to come to Normandy without trying some of the local cuisine that the region is famous for. Start the day off with flaky French pastries smeared with creamy butter, enjoy a lunch platter of freshly baked bread, crisp apples, and gooey Camembert cheese, and end the day with a tender steak, perfectly steamed seafood, or leg of lamb, washed down with a glass of divine apple cider, also known as Calvados.

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