Its essential attractions and its beautiful properties
Normandy has six places and traditions classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, but also villages classified as "most beautiful villages of France" and 2 thermal resorts. Beyond these remarkable places, every town and village in Normandy is to be discovered.
Along the coast (WWII landing beaches, Cotentin ...), steep cliffs alternate with sandy beaches, old fishing villages alongside famous seaside resorts.
Thatched houseInland, heather gives way to undulating mountain ranges, lakes and marshes. The Normandy countryside with its plains and hilly farmland is a haven of peace and serenity.
The Mont-Saint-Michel rightly called the "Wonder of the West", the Mont-Saint-Michel is surrounded by a beautiful bay, the scene of the highest tides in Europe, situated between the Pointe bretonne du Grouin (Cancale) and Pointe normande de Champeaux (Granville), the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is listed by UNESCO in the Cultural and Natural list of World Heritage Sites.
The cliffs of EtretatBeautiful, grand and bright, the cliffs of Etretat are world known. The formations of this natural park site have the names of: Porte d'Amont, Porte d'Aval or Manneporte.
At low tide, walk around on the beach, the oyster beds of the seventeenth century and the legendary "man hole" can be discovered. Marked trails, feast your eyes on the fascinating flora and fauna: herring gull, northern fulmar and peregrine falcon...
Utah BeachThe landing beaches in the American sector are Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, and the Anglo-Canadian Sector: Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach, one of the great turning points in the history of the twentieth century which took place in France during the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy, a decisive phase in the resolution of the Second World War. To remember or to learn more about these events, a circuit exists across key landing sites in 1944: the journey begins or ends with the Caen Memorial an indispensable element.
Along the side (Day beaches, Cotentin ...), the steep cliffs alternate with sandy beaches; the old fishing villages live alongside famous seaside resorts.
In the hinterland, heather gives way to wavy mountain ranges , lakes and marshes hide oases of greenery.
The Normandy countryside with its plains and its fresh and hilly grove is a haven of peace and serenity.
Rightly called the " Wonder of the West ", Mont-Saint-Michel is surrounded by a magnificent bay , theater of the largest tides in Europe. Located between the Brittany Pointe du Grouin (Cancale) and Norman Pointe Champeaux (towards Granville), the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is listed by UNESCO in the list of sites World Heritage Cultural and Natural.
Beautiful, grandiose and luminous, the cliffs of Etretat are world famous.
The natural openings of the station classified National Site have for name: Door of Amont, Door of Aval or Manneporte.
At low tide, take a few steps on the beach, the oyster beds of the seventeenth century and the legendary " hole man " are discovered. Signposted trails, treat your eyes to the fascinating fauna and flora: Silver Gull, Northern Fulmar and Peregrine Falcon ...
The landing beaches in the US sector are Utah Beach and Omaha Beach , and in the Anglo-Canadian sector are Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach. One of the turning points in the history of the 20th century occurred in France, during the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, a decisive phase in the resolution of the Second World War. To remember or to learn more about these events, a whole circuit exists through the key sites of the landing of 1944 : the route begins or ends with the Memorial of Caen, absolutely essential element.
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