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- Conquest of England on the "Bayeux Tapestry"
- Abbey of Jumièges in the department Seine-Maritime
- Cycling to the D-Day-landing coast and through wild natural landscapes
- Chapelle du Carmel in Liesieux
- Wonderful views from the Plateau de Calvados
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Normandy has many beautiful cities for culture lovers, such as Caen, Cherbourg-Octevill and Le Havre, as well as many comfortable holiday homes. From such a centrally located apartment you can reach the most outstanding historical sights within a few minutes walking distance. If you would like to own a vacation rental far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will find some rustic granite country houses in the nature and wildlife parks as well as along the coast.For absolute comfort, take advantage of the extra service of the landlord
In many accommodations in Normandy, bicycles are provided for free use so that you can explore the beautiful natural landscape without a car. In addition, many accommodation providers offer a shuttle and breakfast service. Some cottages are even available with pool, sauna and fireplace. If you would like to have your dog with you on holiday, you will also find some suitable accommodation in Normandy.
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Location and orientation
Normandy is a region in France that is located in the very northwest, directly on the English Channel and on the Atlantic Ocean. It is made up of the departments of Calvados, Eure, Orne, Manche and Seine-Maritime and has several towns worth seeing. The capital of Lower Normandy is Caen, that of Upper Normandy Rouen. Cherbourg-Octeville and Le Havre are important ports on the English Channel. Other important towns are Alencon with its medieval quarter and the elegant seaside resort of Deauville.The island regions off the mainland
Normandy does not only extend over the French mainland, but reaches partly up to the Channel Islands. A particularly famous Normandy island is Mont Saint-Michel with its old town and monastery of the same name. The island is easily accessible on foot or by car at low tide. But at high tide it is completely washed around by the sea, so you should remove your vehicle from the parking lot outside the city in good time.
Travelers and Activities
The so-called Norman Switzerland is a popular hiking destination and reveals to you a varied landscape of hills and forests. For walks along the coast you can use the European long-distance hiking trail E9. It offers hiking possibilities as far as Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and runs along the North Sea and English Channel coasts. The long-distance hiking trail along the Atlantic coast to the Iberian Peninsula takes you in the other direction.Travel long distances by bicycle through Normandy
The European long-distance cycle route EuroVelo 4 provides a kilometre-long route leading to Calais, Düsseldorf and Bruges. For those who prefer to cycle inland, there is the Avenue verte which runs along the Seine to Paris.
Things to know
The Norman cuisine is especially known for Camembert, Cidre and Calvados. Cidre is a sparkling wine made from apples and is the ideal drink on warm summer evenings. Calvados is an apple brandy from the region of the same name. Camembert is made from cow's milk and is often served with wine and grapes. If you order fresh fish in the restaurant, be sure to try the traditional Norman sauce with it.Rough climate for varied holidays
Due to its location on the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, Normandy is a country with a strongly changing climate. Once the sun shines, then it rains again. You should therefore always bring a rain jacket with you.
Did you know the Camembert comes from Normandy?
Top 5 travel tips
Visit Bayeux and its surroundings and one of the most beautiful places in France. For about a millennium, the tapestry of Bayeux, depicting the conquest of England by the former Duke Wilhelm the Conqueror, has attracted visitors from all over the world to the small town. However, this cultural treasure is by no means the only thing worth seeing here: the old capital of the Bajocasses, a Gallic tribe, is also known for the production of individual embroideries and porcelain works. What is often forgotten by the idyll in Bayeux is the fact that in 1944 the city was the provisional capital of France.2. The cliffs of the alabaster coast
The department of Seine-Maritime is famous for its impressive cliffs on the famous alabaster coast, for its apple trees and thatched houses and for the green areas of the Pays de Caux. Here is also the abbey of Jumièges, which Victor Hugo called the most beautiful ruin in France. The local restaurants offer culinary specialities such as herring from Le Tréport or fish soup from Dieppe and invite you to linger.3. Sport in wild nature
In Manche, which is called the "Land of Wonders" and the "Land of Freedom", you can practice almost any sport and discover wild, protected natural landscapes. You will also follow in the footsteps of D-Day - the day on which more than 800,000 armed forces landed in Normandy.4.recreation at the English Channel
The Département Calvados, in which Bayeux is located, is named after the "Plateau de Calvados" in front of it, which is a reef. In the north of the region runs the English Channel and the landscape called Bessin offers visitors pure relaxation!5. Discover historical sights
In Liesieux and the surrounding area, which is also located in the department of Calvados, many (historical) sights await you. For example the Chapelle du Carmel, various half-timbered buildings and mansions and the cathedral Saint-Pierre, which was built between 1170 and 1250. The cathedral also has a Romanesque-Gothic south tower from the 16th century and various museums await your visit: At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, for example, you can admire archaeological, iconographic and ethological exhibits.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Normandy
Vacation rentals in Normandy offer the best prices, costing on average $8.56 per night in 2020, which makes it the best budget-friendly vacation destination in France.
Those who want to save as much as possible visit Normandy in March, January, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $150.08, $151.14, and $154.53 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Normandy, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of $189.04 per night), followed by July ($182.92), and December ($173.47).
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Normandy, we recommend you to think ahead as 53% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, January (with an availability of 61.5%), May (58.6%), and March (55.75%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The accommodations in Normandy reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 16.2%. The second most requested month is July, with 19.75%, and the third is September with 46%.
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