Normandy Travel Tips
Normandy is a land of tradition, of quintessential grey farmhouses rising out of rolling green pastures, of black-berried hedgerows lining patchwork fields of artichokes, cauliflower and corn.
It's a land of apples and crustaceans, of generous meals, half-timbered houses and honest fishing villages where deep rural countryside meets the bracing sea.
Normandy is a land steeped in history, the subject of successive invasions and decisive battles, a place where monasteries rise up from the sea and where tapestries recount historical watersheds.
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Bayeux makes an ideal launching place to take a trip through history to the final stages of the Second World War. It was on the Normandy coast near Bayeux that the Allies undertook the biggest ...
The lovely old town of Bayeux is in the département of Calvados, famed for its sought-after butter, cheese, cider and distinctive apple-flavored brandy. The D-Day beaches extend along almost ...
Written by Christine, USA, January 2013
Many visitors to Paris take short trips to Normandy to see the WWII memorials and battlegrounds, but in December there’s even more reason to head to the region—the Christmas markets of Normandy. ...
Written by Christine, USA, February 2013
Normandy has some incredible sites that are popular with visitors, WWII memorials and Mont St-Michel to name just a couple, but there is a different kind of tourism that has been coming up on an ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
The D-Day landings at Normandy
on June 6, 1944 were the beginning of the end of World War II much due
to the heroic action by Allied troops including US and British forces,
to begin ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2011
Sometimes I am astounded by the sheer age of things in Europe; you can almost feel the weight of history – but in a good way. Bayeux, in Normandy, northern France, close to the coast of the English ...
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