The historical Duchy of Normandy was a formerly independent duchy occupying the Seine lower area, the Pays de Caux and the region to the west through the Pays d’Auge as far as the Cotentin Peninsula.
Western Normandy belongs to the Armorican Massif, whereas the major part of the region belongs to PARIS. France’s oldest rocks crop in the Cotentin Peninsula. The region is bordered along the northern coasts by the English Channel. There are granite cliffs in the west and limestone cliffs in the east. There are also long stretches of beach in the centre of the region. The bocage typical of the western areas caused problems for the invading forces in the Battle of Normandy.
What to do and see:
Normandy is really famous owing to its long beaches where you can ride a horse or play sand yachting for example. We recommand to play golf in Normandy in Deauville or Cabourg. Hiking is possible throught fantastic villages with half-timbered Agent’s House and gorgeous coast to discover.
Mont St Michel and St Malo’s bay are visits you must do before your departure in Brittany or your return on Paris.
At least, Normandy is famous for its cream and cheese and of course Calva alcohol made with apples. Do not miss to test it in a 1 until 3 stars Michelin restaurant in Deauville or Honfleur.
You will enjoy Normandy for its history and art of receiving.