Just a short hop across the English Channel, Normandy has been compared to its nearest English ‘neighbours’ of Devon and Somerset. Mild climate, rich farmland for dairies and apple orchards and varied coastal scenery of cliffs and sandy beaches are the similarities.
More sunshine, more space – Normandy is four times the size of Devon – and of course, a whole different culture, makes a truth of its French description: ‘un jardin anglais à la sauce normand’.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy when on holiday in Normandy. For an overview, you could start with the stunning video Normandie pour la vie where you can go on a whirlwind virtual aerial tour by helicopter of the region. Then to help you plan your visit – from taking in the famous ‘essential sights’- to the absolutely out of the ordinary, here are a few suggestions:
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