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Stretching across the northern coast of France, Normandy has long been a strategic location and its landscape is strewn with historic sites. Our specialists know the region well and can help you decide where to go, depending on your interests. Whether you wish to explore the island monastery of Mont Saint-Michel, see the story of William of Normandy’s conquest of England embroidered on the Bayeux Tapestry or visit medieval, half-timbered Rouen, our specialists can help you make the most of your time here.

We’ve explored Normandy's main highlights as well as its lesser-known ones and will carefully plan your vacation as an individual trip, tailored to your preferences. Along the way, we can help you discover key sights such as the beaches where the D-Day landings took place and the military cemeteries that remain as testament to this pivotal but brutal time in the region's history. We’ll also introduce you to charming little towns such as Honfleur and the region's rich tradition of cheese and cider making.

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Places to visit in Normandy

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Normandy, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Normandy

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Normandy, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Normandy

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    Places in and around Normandy

    Our expert guides to exploring Normandy

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Normandy, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Normandy at its best.

    • Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry
      American Cemetery, Normandy

      Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry

      Introducing Normandy: from the D-Day Beaches to the Bayeux Tapestry

      A land of apples and honey (and invasions), Normandy has a long and complicated history. Discover the region’s medieval roots at Bayeux, visit the shores that inspired Impressionism at Honfleur, and pay your respects at the D-Day beaches.

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    Accommodation choices for Normandy

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Normandy. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Normandy

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Normandy, and which use the best local guides.

    • British and Canadian landing sites at Sword and Juno sectors
      Juno Beach Center

      British and Canadian landing sites at Sword and Juno sectors

      British and Canadian landing sites at Sword and Juno sectors

      Explore the British and Canadian D-Day landing sites at Sword and Juno beaches on the Normandy coast. Visit war memorials, museums and cemeteries, as well as the chateaux used as tactical headquarters for both sides in the conflict.

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