Dreaming of a weekend getaway to visit one of the most prestigious places of Normandy, in France? Want to be impressed by sites of a beauty beyond your imagination? You have found your destination.
Dedicate a weekend to Normandy and realize your dreams. Normandy was marked by a profound history, however is also composed of beautiful land and magnificent places that are not to be missed for any reason – as long as you visit when the weather is nice. (For this, I recommend this website which describes the climate in France). Why Normandy? Here are 5 very specific reasons:
Rouen is one of the most beautiful historical sites of Normandy. Its cathedral, the Museum of Fine Arts – this quiet city of heritage and harmonious atmosphere is immersed within the Seine Valley.
#2 Mont Saint-Michel
This is one of the greatest wonders of the West, located at the bottom of a huge bay. It is nicknamed ‘La Merveille’ (The Wonder). According to the famous writer Victor Hugo, and I quote: “Mont Saint-Michel is to France what the Great Pyramid is to Egypt”. The park of this site is located 2.5 kilometers from Mont Saint-Michel. Shuttles allow to see the physical beauty of the Mont Saint-Michel, will take you all the way to the Mont. If you decide to take part in the walking tour, the new footbridge is the way to go – it blends in well with the landscape and reinforces it’s beauty even more.
#3 The Seaside Resorts of the Côte Fleurie
The most popular resorts include Deauville, topping the list and distinguished by its casinos, luxurious hotels, its marina, its many festivals as well as its neighbor, Trouville Cabourg. Finally, Cabourg – the most romantic beach of Normandy. They are all inspired by a Belle Epoque style, enjoying long beaches and an incomparable charm throughout all the seasons of the year.
#4 The Cliffs of Etretat
One of the most paradisiacal natural sites of Normandy. The edges are marked by the sea. This is one of the most beautiful views that you can ever catch a glimpse of. The visit will be short, however a little sporty. Its landscape dominates the sea that gives you a feeling of freedom as well as a wonderful view of the horizon. Throughout history, each of these have been the source of legends, fictional stories. These natural monuments are all different from one another … This is why must visit all of them.
#5 The Garden of Personalities, Honfleur
Its touch of originality differs from all other gardens which makes it unique. You will see the statues of native personalities who have contributed to the history of the city. Of these beautiful statues, you might see the poet Charles Baudelaire, the painter Claude Monet and many more, that are to discover upon the 10 hectares on which the garden extends.
These places are the most popular in Normandy and, evidently, the most visited because they offer many advantages – as mentioned above. It is up to you to enjoy and discover these beautiful sites. Normandy is only waiting for you, and you will definitely not be disappointed.