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Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Normandy

by Ellyn 29th May 2018

Situated in the north of France, Normandy is an area famed the world over for its historical significance, picturesque towns, and breathtaking architecture. With countless areas to explore, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must-see Normandy gems to help you make the most of your trip to this idyllic area, so close to home.

Granville Market

Normandy is famed for its delicious food, and a trip to the Granville Market shouldn’t be missed. As well as the delicious, home-grown food on offer, the market also sells clothes, shoes and books allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture of the area whilst grabbing a taste of the town’s history too.
Nearest parc: Château Lez Eaux

Arromanches les Baines

Hidden in the Calvados area of Normandy, this picturesque beach town needs a place on your holiday bucket list. Home to  lively bars and restaurants where you can sample authentic French cuisine in a quiet and cosy area, it also boasts two museums dedicated to the town’s role in the D-Day landings – a must see for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the town’s history.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Les Andelys

This small town is a hidden gem in the heart of Normandy (main pic above). Overlooked by the imposing Château-Gaillard Castle, the historic town of Les Andelys was built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. Soak up some culture touring parts of the castle in the morning, before taking a relaxing stroll along the river Seine by night.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy

No visit to Normandy is complete without learning about the battles from the region’s history. Once there you will find that locals take pride in sharing the details and story of Normandy with new visitors. Based in the stunning area of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy is an immersive and educational experience for all the family to enjoy.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Giverny

The inspiration behind Claude Monet’s impressionist art and the place where he settled in 1883. This quiet village is an artistic pilgrimage, and Monet’s house and garden draw in many visitors every year. Gain inspiration by taking a tour around the premises and immerse yourself in the artwork of a true master.
Nearest parc: Château Lez Eaux Campsite

Church of Saint Pierre

Built between the 13th and 16th centuries, the Church of Saint Pierre is a landmark worth visiting. Situated in the centre of Caen in Normandy, it boasts an impressive spire spanning almost 260 feet. This stunning piece of architecture is unique in the fact that it showcases the development of architectural styles, complete with a choir vault and ambulatory chapels.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Bayeux Tapestry

This iconic religious artefact recounts the tale of the conquest of England on 14th October 1066, led by William the Conquerer and the Duke of Normandy. It’s been remarkably well preserved, and reaches for more than 70 metres. Heralded as one of the greatest works of art in the world, you can see it with your own eyes when you visit Bayeux in Normandy.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Cider Route

The Cider Route is an ideal way to tour some of Normandy’s most picturesque villages all while tasting the region’s ciders! You’ll begin your journey at Cambremer , and continue through Grandouet, Montreuil-en-Auge, St-Ouen-le-Pin, La Roque-Baignard, Bonnebosq, Beaufour-Druval, Saint-Aubin-Lébizay, Beuvron-en-Auge, Hotot-en-Auge, Victot-Pontfol and Rumesnil before merrily returning back to your starting point.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Camembert

And of course, what visit to France would be complete without sampling some of the world famous cheeses? The delicious cheese gets its name from its place of origin, the town of Camembert, which holds its role as the birthplace of the cheese in extremely high regard. Surrounded by orchards and greenery, the town is stunning and a must-see for all foodies.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

Omaha Beach

Les Braves monument on Omaha Beach

Famed for playing an integral part in World War II, Omaha Beach boasts a beautiful monument called Les Braves which has to be seen to be believed. The memorial is popular with war-aficionados, while the beach itself is a sure-fire hit for sun-seekers.
Nearest parc: La Vallée

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