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07/10/17

About Normandy

Normandy is made up of five rich and varied counties which offer each visitor something unique. Each has its own characteristics and is identified by a number which figures both in the post code addresses and on car number plates. Calvados 14 Eure 27 Manche 50 Orne 51 Seine Maritime 76 Calvados (14) bears the name of its most famous spirit. The county covers much of the coastline of the D Day Landing Beaches and...

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21/09/17

Off the beaten track

Small towns and medieval villages with character Beside rivers, lakes and forests, the Burgundian countryside offers its visitors a great number of small towns and mediaeval villages with character. Some of them (Avallon, Joigny, Vézelay) are mentioned in Urban splendor, but Clamecy, La Charité-sur-Loire, Tonnerre, Châtillon-sur-Seine, Mont-Saint-Vincent, Semur-en-Brionnais are also worth a visit and following...

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17/09/17

Castles and Castles

The region is also dotted with impressive castles, many of which are open to visitors. Many are ‘chateaux forts’ when defence was a priority. Others reflect the Renaissance period where style was more important. ‘La Rochepot’ is definitely in the defensive league though its marvellous Burgundian roof reflects a somewhat romantic image of medieval times. Châteauneuf is more forbidding. High on a hillside...

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13/09/17

Urban Splendor

The Middle Ages bequeathed to Burgundy a cluster of towns of inestimable beauty. Be it for historical, cultural, architectural or gastronomic reasons, or for the events held annually, they are worth a visit. Autun : “A sister and emulator of Rome”, Augustodunum has preserved important vestiges of the Gallo-Roman period. The sculptures of the cathedral of St-Lazarus (12th C) are among the masterpieces of...

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28/08/17

History & Traditions

For history lovers Normandy truly satisfies in every way. This region is a historical masterpiece full of surprises that might leave you breathless ! Soak in the atmosphere created by an abundance of timbered houses and huge châteaux set in the circuit of a glorious medieval past. Follow the steps of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England, relive the emotional journey to the D Day landing...

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