With lush rolling pastures and cows grazing among the orchards,
Normandy invites the visitor to 'slow down' and despite an annual
tourist invasion every year, the region remains a largely untouched
Haute Normandie is easy to reach from its ports Le Hâvre and Dieppe
and thanks to the improved motorway network, you can reach Rouen in 90
minutes from the Channel tunnel, the D Day Beaches are about a 2 hour
drive from Paris.
Arriving in Basse Normandie across the huge bridge, Pont de
Normandie, the road leads straight to the picturesque harbour Honfleur
and along the coast, Deauville still attracts the Paris crowds.
Ferries from the UK sail to Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg making it easy to head south to the jewel of Mont St Michel.
Why travel to Normandy?
Normandy is one of France's top visited regions not without reason, some reasons to visit are:
- D-Day beaches, cemetery's and museums - I've visited Normandy twice alone just for this reason.
- Mont St.Michelle - France's tourist attraction No.2 after the Eiffel tower
- 600km of interesting coastline with excellent bathing opportunities
- Caen, Rouen and all the places in Normandy with magnificent castles, ruins and cathedrals
- Visit Monet's garden, you'll know the famous paintings
- Easy to get to from the UK, just a quick trip by ferry or through the Channel tunnel
- Lovely countryside
Mont St. Michel, one of France's top tourist attractions.
The floating harbour off Arromanches,
from D-Day in WW2