Normandy was a very ancient commercial axis populated by many
Gallic tribes. Its location and its coastal frontiers mean
that Normandy has been throughout the centuries a focus point
of pilgrimages, battles and invasions but also artistic
influence on painters, writers and architects.
Visit 42 historic sites and monuments in Normandy
a rich history is reflected in its historic sites and
monuments, about 42 of which have grouped together to give
visitors a well-resourced insight into Normandy’s past.
The brochure “Sites & Monuments” of Normandy
is available on request to discover a wealth of fascinating
legacies that have been left behind to surprise and excite
Amongst Normandy’s famous sons and daughters,
the intrepid adventures of William the Conqueror are
uppermost. From his birthplace in Falaise to the legendary
Bayeux Tapestry which recounts one of his greatest exploits,
the presence of William and far reaching influences are
The Bayeux Tapestry which recounts one of
William the Conqueror's greatest exploits
is also a region rich in talent and craftsmanship. The old
pottery workers in Gers or the Master Builders at the Abbey of
Mont St Michel have all left their mark as have the
Impressionist painters or the Alençon point lace makers.
The noble art of Calvados production is a
skill unique to Normans while the combined talents of Lutyens
and Jekyll have added a unique “English” dimension to the
unique house and gardens of the Parc du Bois des Moutiers.
The unique house and gardens of the Parc du Bois des Moutiers
your quest is the unusual then look no further. Enjoy the
delights of a collection of miniature furniture at the Château
de Vendeuvre or explore the ocean’s hidden depths at
Cherbourg’s Cité de la Mer. The choice is as varied as the
wealth of Normandy’s heritage is almost without bounds.
Interior garden and arched walkway of Normandy architecture
above Normandy’s architectural splendor and fascinating
legends, there are details to enjoy for everyone. Normandy is
a region of many moods that will entice you back time after
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