Les incontournables – The unmissables
The central location of the Haras – right at the geographical heart of the region – and the good, traffic-free roads in Normandy make it possible to take in some or all of the highlights and major attractions from one side of Normandy to the other. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how little traffic there is and how quickly you can get around on the main routes.
Day trips include the Memorial at Caen and the Normandy landing beaches of World War 2 (1-2hrs drive), the Bayeux tapestry (1 hr. drive), Monet’s garden at Giverny (2hr 10 drive) and, Mont St Michel (1hr 45 drive).
And for those, like us, who think it’s always a good idea to have lunch in Paris, why not leave the car at our local railway station (with its large free car park) at Argentan one day, catch the 10am train to arrive in Paris at midday, take in the unique atmosphere, lunch at a classic Parisian bistro and be home by teatime.
These are the ‘Big Days Out’.
For those who’ve covered all these in previous visits, or for those who prefer to slow down on holiday, there’s plenty more to see and do closer to home.