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Normandy is a region rich in history and tradition. Home to a variety of stunning, authentic natural landscapes, visitors can hike through forests and rustic meadows or view the majestic white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast.
Equally fascinating is Normandy’s history during the Second World War: tourists can explore the D-Day Landing Beaches along with several coastal museums devoted to the period.
On the Mont-Saint-Michel bay, discover the Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO Worlds Heritage Site. Let be amazed by the abbey perched on the top of the rocky island and its medieval town surrounded by ramparts.
Discover many wonderful cities such as the city of Rouen, a veritable Museum-City on the banks of the Seine or visit the city of Etretat and the Côte d’Albâtre, find there the romantic seaside village on the Côte de Nacre overlooking the Channel which is a constant source of inspiration to artists and writer such as Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet (The Etretat Cliffs after the Storm, 1870), and writers like Guy de Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo and André Gide… Discover the famous city of Deauville know the International film Festival of Deauville.
Giverny is a delightful, typical Norman Seine-side village. Internationally recognised in the work of Claude Monet, the painter lived in Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. The gardens have since been replanted to replicate the conditions from when Monet was alive, and the studio he used for his famous Water Lilies series has also been restored.
The Palais Bénédictine, a Gothic and Renaissance architectural masterpiece, was erected at the end of the 19th century by Alexandre Le Grand in honour of Benedictine liqueur. A wine merchant from Fécamp, Le Grand found a recipe for the liqueur by chance in his library, where the ingredients were written in a grimoire from 1510 by a Benedictine monk.
Welcome to the historic heart of the département of Calvados, just two hours from Paris, close to the Mont Saint-Michel and home to Deauville. Here, visitors can learn all about the history of the people of Normandy, from their Viking origins to the Liberation.
The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay is situated between Cancale in Brittany and Granville in Normandy. Known for having the highest tide in Europe, the bay allows visitors to contemplate the magnificence of the mount itself amidst the waves, a vast and majestic islet halfway between land and sea.