Normandy: what to do, what to see...

Normandy is home to one of the wonders of the Western world. A jewel of French heritage set on its own rocky island in an enormous bay: Mont-Saint-Michel. Normandy is a world of picturesque villages with cobbled streets and Gothic churches, all of which were sources of inspiration for Impressionist painter Claude Monet. But Normandy also has its eye on the future in hi-tech cities like Le Havre. Come on, let’s go... 

• Le Havre and its post-war architecture
• The Cathedral de Notre-Dame at Evreux
• Rouen's cathedral and 14th century astronomical clock, the Gros Horloge
• The D-Day Landing Beaches
• The tiny port of Dieppe
• The boardwalks of Deauville
• The Caen Memorial
• The cliffs at Étretat
• Mont Saint-Michel and its bay
• The pretty village of Veules-les-Roses


• Your buggy and golf clubs are waiting for you at Étretat
• Wear your best hat to the races
• Go crazy for moules-frites in Honfleur
• Gather your own impressions of Monet at Giverny
• Feel like you’ve grown wings as you gaze out at the immensity of Cherbourg harbour
• Lose yourself at night in the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel
• Visit the military cemetery at Bayeux
• Live it up in the night spots of Deauville
• Dive into the incredible collection of modern art at MuMa in Le Havre
• Go for a romantic weekend in Cabourg

Getting to Normandy