For many, Normandy is above all history… dating back from Viking times! Thousand years later, village names are living signs of the Viking settlements. Maps will also show signs of a more recent event: Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah, the code names of the WWII landing sites show on most Normandy maps… Every trip that takes place along this coast will be like no others. Be prepared to be emotionally moved.
Normandy is also home to some of France’s most beautiful countryside and towns: The green cider-making area of Pays d’Auge and the harbor of Honfleur have inspired artists of all types, including the Impressionists who made a number of Norman sites their favorite subjects. Further west, The Cotentin peninsula offers viewpoints of striking beauty… Following its coast south will take you to Mont-Saint-Michel, an architectural feat disputed by Brittany, Normandy’s neighboring region.
With its cider- and cream-based dishes, Normandy’s gastronomy is like no others… Normandy is truly a unique destination in France… One that has to be experienced! And there’s no better way to do it than from the seat of a bike: Normandy Tours
Quick list of noticeable events taking place in France in 2013. The list includes sport and cultural events.
Work has already begun, so vehicle access directly to Mont Saint-Michel–including bicycles– isn’t possible anymore. But the new dam is built, so visitors willing to park there and shuttle in will be able see Mont-Saint-Michel in a whole new light right away!
One enormous advantage of parking by the new dam is that it offers amazing views of Mont-Saint-Michel from approximately 900 meters away. The distance is post card and photo-perfect. Be sure to spend some time looking for the best “photo op” while you’re there.