14 Oct DMC in Normandy
There are so many reasons to go to Normandy that would be hard to make a list. This lovely region counts such treasures that are worth the trip. However, we challenged to summarise it in six main reasons. Six reasons that explain why Normandy remains the favorite french region for many of our fellow countrymen.
The major sites
Normandy is internationally renowned for its world famous sites: the Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay, Etretat and its dramatic cliffs, the D-Day Landing Beaches, Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny, Rouen with its majestic cathedral, the Bayeux Tapestry, the Haras du Pin and Deauville to name but a few…
Steeped in our common history, Normandy invites you to go back in time to retrace the footsteps of William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart and Joan of Arc and explore the rich medieval history of Normandy’s architectural heritage with its chateaux, abbeys and museums.
D-Day ant the Battle of Normandy
On June 6th, 1944 Normandy became world-famous for the part it played in D-Day when Allied troops broke through Nazi defences to liberate occupied France in WWII. Today Normandy has many sites, museums, monuments and events which commemorate and celebrate this key period in modern history.
Birthplace of Impressionism
As the spiritual birthplace of Impressionism, Normandy has inspired many great artists to create images which live on in the collective consciousness today. With its unique lighting, magical seascapes, dramatic monuments and dreamy countryside, Normandy offered the pertect backdrop for Impressionist painters and enthusiasts.
Home of the horse
With its worldwide reputation for equestrian excellence, Normandy is an obvious destination for horse lovers. Home to two national studs, the Haras du Pin and Haras de Saint-Lô, the region also hosts many major horse races and events and also offers the visitor the chance to get in the saddle.
Normandy is a true gourmet’s treasure trove with its emblematic cheeses: Camembert, Livarot, Neufchâtel, Pont L’Evêque and apple-based drinks such as Calvados, cider, Pommeau and perry. Seafood is plentiful, however if you prefer meat dishes, roasted lamb from the sait meadows around the Mont-Saint- Michel is a must.