Normandy is cider, camembert and much more than that!
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In the north-west of France, on the banks of the English Channel, it s a patchwork of green and blue with 600 km of coastline and a bucolic, humid countryside, rich in monuments, traditions and know-how, several of which are classified or listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Normandy is the leading producer of oysters, mussels, whelks and scallops. People come here to enjoy these delicacies, but also to go cycling and horse-riding, hiking or follow a pilgrimage, enjoy the pleasures of the seaside, connect medieval sites and historic walks, without forgetting to meditate on the D-Day landing beaches? Normandy is home to some of France s most beautiful villages, spas, regional nature parks and prestigious towns. Among the jewels of the destination: Rouen, Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur and Deauville, Le Havre, Etretat, Giverny, Caen, Bayeux, the Haras du Pin... The hinterland with its bocage and its castles, Bagnoles-de-l Orne, Belle Epoque spa town, the Small City of Character of Saint-Céneri-le-Gerei or Sées la magnifique, offers a pleasing diversity. Will you be picking blueberries or mushrooms, visiting a medieval town centre or white water fishing? The potential of this tourist destination that is gently mocked for its bad weather is endless! And to help you find your way around, your tour guide will be very useful.