Normandy

Normandy Attractions

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Mont Saint Michel

The slender towers and sky-scraping turrets of the abbey of Mont Saint Michel are one of the classic images of northern France. Rising from flat white sands, ...  Read more

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach was the location of one of the most significant moments of fighting in World War II. On June 6th 1944, American troops were given the task of ...  Read more

Abbaye aux Dames

The Abbaye aux Dames in Caen is also known as the Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, or the Holy Trinity Abbey. As one could guess, “Abbaye aux Dames” translates ...  Read more

Abbaye aux Hommes

The Abbaye de Saint Étienne (Saint Stephen's Abbey) in Caen is also known as the Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), to distinguish it from the Women's ...  Read more

Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains, with a population of just under 600, is a village on the Normandy coast. But this tiny dot on the map has a huge legacy dating back to ...  Read more

Caen Castle (Chateau de Caen)

Caen Castle, or Château de Caen, is worth a full day of any visitor's time to this historic city in Normandy. Not only does it house the history-filled ...  Read more

Honfleur

While walking along the Seine in Paris, very few visitors wonder where the river comes from; but those who have visited Honfleur, on the Normandy coast, soon ...  Read more

La Colline aux Oiseaux

The Caen Memorial is a popular stop for anyone who's looking to put their WWII Normandy visit into its full historical perspective. But as we can all agree, ...  Read more

Mémorial de Caen

The Mémorial de Caen, a museum and war memorial, is one of the city’s most popular attractions and a must-see for anyone visiting Normandy to pay ...  Read more

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Although many come to Caen for its historic church, WWII memorial, or to use a base from which to explore Normandy, they also discover a delightful surprise ...  Read more

Normandy Museum (Musée de Normandie)

The Musée de Normandie is an interesting museum that puts this popular region into perspective. And it's unique in that it has nothing to do with WWII, ...  Read more

Pays d'Auge

Like many popular destinations in France – the Loire Valley and Provence to name just two - the Pays d'Auge is not a place with specific geographic or ...  Read more

Pegasus Bridge

Before June 6, 1944 the Bénouville Bridge was simply a way for locals to cross the Canal de Caen quickly and easily. But the Allied troops knew that the ...  Read more

Airborne Museum

The hallowed history of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy draws thousands of visitors a year to this beautiful region of France. Along its ...  Read more

American Military Cemetery

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial may very well be the most visited American military cemetery in the world after Arlington, and with good reason: ...  Read more

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