Mont Saint Michel
Count a whole day to visit this magical place. 2-hour drive to get there from the villa, even more during the tourist season.
The extraordinary and monumental aspect of its cliffs almost immaculate white chalk and gray pebble beaches have made it an international tourism scene. Painters such as Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet have contributed to its advertising, immortalizing specificity.
This place is about 2 hours drive from the villa.
This town is best known for its picturesque Old Basin, characterized by its houses with facades covered with slate, and for having been repeatedly painted by artists, including Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Barthold Jongkind, forming the school of Honfleur which contributed to the development of the Impressionist movement .
Honfleur is located an hour's drive from the villa.
Normandy seaside town. It is considered , with its casino, its palaces, classified villas, racetracks, marinas , its American Film Festival , golf courses and nightclubs as one of most prestigious in France. It attracts thousands of tourists.
This luxury resort is regularly frequented by many celebrities ...
You may see some American movie stars during American Film Festival in the beginning of September.
Beuvron en Auge is really worth seeing
The Cider Route passes through these picturesques small towns such as Beuvron-en-Auge and Cambremer .
This route offers views to the meadows and orchards, castles, half-timbered houses, mansions ... All the charm of the Pays d'Auge .
The Suisse Normande Route takes you through beautiful landscapes along the winding banks of the Orne. Many breathtaking viewpoints offer you panoramic views from the "Pain de Sucre" and the "Rochers des Parcs" that comprise the Crest Route.
Suisse Normande is also a perfect place to visit for nature sports enthusiasts: hiking, mountain-biking, paragliding, climbing...
William the Conqueror and the history of medieval Normandy
Thus , the Norman William the Conqueror crowned King of England in Westminster December 25, 1066 marked the 11th century Europe.
William the Conqueror was buried in the Abbaye aux Hommes in Caen.
These are emblematic sites to visit related to William the Conqueror :
- Caen - the Castle, l'Abbaye aux Hommes , l'Abbaye aux Dames
- Bayeux - the Tapestry
- Falaise - William the Conqueror Castle
The Calvados region holds a programme of events to relive the highlights of the Middle Ages in a recreational, festive and family atmosphere.
In the 20th century , Calvados is at the heart of the tumult that rips the world. It is on its beaches the Allies begin Europe release. By visiting these places of the Allied landings, you can rediscover this page of our history.
Your stay will be a good opportunity to discover or rediscover the high places of D-Day memory, cemeteries, sites and museums. These places today bearing fundamental values as Reconciliation, Peace and Freedom. To visit with your children and grandchildren too.
Hermanville sur mer was a part of the Sword Beach.
Some suggestions for visits among many others : Memorial, Pegasus Bridge, Pointe du Hoc site, American Cemetery of Colleville sur mer, Sainte Mere Eglise or Arromanches...