Normandy is notably well known for its variety of culture, architecture, coastline, historic D-Day Landing Beaches, delicious food and welcoming atmosphere. With its medieval towns, gastronomic delights such as oysters, camembert, and towering cliffs are simply unforgettable.
Wonder around Mont-Saint-Michel
Mont-Saint-Michel is definitely a Normandy must-see!
It is the scene of the largest tides in continental Europe. Mont-Saint-Michel rises from the sea and leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime. Climb the ramparts, and take in the sweeping views of the sea.
Hike the cliffs in Etretat
Etretat, a top destination along the Normandy coast, is a winner. The views of the alabaster cliffs, the pebbled beach, the clear waters to swim and the lovely town make it a sure success for a visit. Climb both cliffs for spectacular views.
Nature has carved unusual shapes out of the white cliffs in Etretat. As a result, this picturesque spot attracted many Impressionist painters, who sought to capture the cliffs on canvas. The pretty seaside town of Etretat is also the setting for Maurice Leblanc’s popular French children’s book about Arsène Lupin, the gentleman burglar.
Walk on Omaha Beach & Visit the Normandy American Cemetery
Visiting the D-Day Beaches is an essential thing to do in Normandy France. Here at the D-Day landing beaches, the largest amphibious invasion in history took place.
In World War II thousands of Allied soldiers arrived on June 6, 1944, to carry out Operation Overload and push the Nazis out of France. The bravery, loss and ensuing freedom make an impact on every visitor as it is right here that the course of history changed forever. Americans will definitely want to visit Omaha Beach.
The memorial is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery and it consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing large maps and narratives of the military operations.
Glamping in Regneville-sur-mer
In the narrow streets of Regnéville-sur-Mer, the scent of the great departures towards the open sea still floats. A port of call since the Middle Ages, the seafaring village has preserved its maritime character. Shaped by centuries of history, it is today a real little haven of peace.
Regnéville-sur-Mer is a timeless village, with a landscape shaped by the tides. Along the harbour, the maritime identity of Regnéville-sur-Mer can be felt: located in the harbour of the Sienne, the port of Regnéville is a beaching port that was once active with the lime trade and fishing.
Visit the Cara-Meuh farm
Visit the artisanal production of Cara-Meuh! Located in the heart of the family farm, near the tip of Grouin du Sud. You will discover authentic products, made with organic milk from cows. Enjoy the explanations, the observation of the machines, an artistic exhibition, the milk museum, the animal park, the shop (local products) … And the essential tasting of Cara-Meuh!
It is a family history since 1929. Initially milk producers from father to son, we decided following the crisis of 2009, to transform this milk into delicious caramels, the “Cara-Meuh! Certified organic since 2013, the farm is developing a productive ecosystem with respect for the land and biodiversity with a vast reforestation project around the meadows. Over the years, production has diversified. The organic milk is now transformed into soft caramels, cheeses, butter, raw cream, cottage cheese and Italian ice cream in summer. An educational trail open all year long and free of charge, and guided tours by reservation.
Hiking along the coast in Cap de la Hague
Have a walk on the highest cliffs in Europe, rising to 128 metres above sea level, you cannot miss the wild and natural territory of the famous Nez de Jobourg.
The wind blows, but the view is incredible. Vertiginous cliffs, the water of a thousand colours and the Channel Islands on the horizon. In the distance, you can admire the ships sailing on the Channel, towards England. A trail will allow you to explore the entire peninsula on foot.