Normandy has a very rich tourist offer.
Video :”Love the land, live the life” (CRT Normandie) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNZoCNO_9HQ
With its 350 miles of coastline and richly varied regions, Normandy gives the visitor a wonderful
choice of landscapes, scenery and culture : the stunning beauty of the cliffs at Etretat or the long
sandy beaches, steeped in history, from Caen to Arromanches, the Seine Valley winding between
wooded hills and chalk escarpments and the patchwork of fields and hedges of the Calvados region with its orchards and timber-framed cottages.
Here is a selection of Normandy’s must-sees…
Marvelous religious buildings
Insérer photo Abbaye aux Hommes (ou autre monument religieux cité ci-dessous)
Difficult not to marvel at the splendour of the religious buildings scattered throughout Normandy
Amongst many others, Rouen cathedral, the basilica of Lisieux, numerous abbeys (Saint-Wandrille, Bec-Hellouin, the ‘Abbaye aux Hommes’ and ‘Abbaye aux Dames’ in Caen, Jumièges, and Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey…)
Somptuous castles and manor houses
Insérer photo Château de Caen (ou autre château cité ci-dessous)
William the Conqueror, Richard Lionheart, Henry IV, Chateaubriand, Guy de Maupassant… All these illustrious personalities have one thing in common: they either built or inhabited one of the magnificent castles or stately homes found in Normandy. Let yourself be stunned by the huge ducal castle in Caen, the prestigious Château du Champ de Bataille, and the breathtakingly high castle Château-Gaillard overhanging the river Seine.
Insérer photo Giverny
Normandy’s museums offer visitors the chance to explore the cultural heritage and history of the region. Paintings, sculptures, historic remains, traditions and old skills are also represented and provide a number of interesting cultural halts. Don’t miss the Bayeux Tapestry, a unique document, listed as a “Memory of the World” by Unesco, and Giverny, the property of the most famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet.
Lush parks and gardens
Insérer photo Jardin de Vauville (ou autre jardin cité ci-dessous)
Refresh your spirit amid the beautiful parks and gardens… The climate in Normandy provides for incredibly varied and luxuriant vegetation. The parks and gardens of Normandy are also known for their quality: French style gardens alongside exotic gardens, vegetable gardens and arboretums providing a symphony of colors and scents.
Find a selection of parks & gardens : Giverny, Bois des Moutiers in Varengeville, Château de Miromesnil near Dieppe, Château de Bosmelet, Château de Miromesnil, Château du Champ de Bataille, Botanical Gardens in Caen, Botanical Garden of the Château de Vauville (outstandiing !)