Normandy is the perfect location for anyone who loves the fresh ocean air and the authentic feel of seaside cities.
Bordered by the Channel, this region offers the famous landing beaches steeped in culture and history. In the north, explore the cities of Deauville and Trouville, famous for horse racing, casinos, luxury hotels and golf courses. In the south, Mont Saint-Michel offers breathtaking views of the Normandy coast and, on clear days, the Brittany coast as well! The 5-star Les Castels campsite near these must-see attractions in Normandy provides top-of-the-range accommodations.
Local Terroir Products
Dairy products hold a special place in Normandy’s culinary traditions. Butter and crème fraîche are two of the most common ingredients in Normandy cuisine.
During your stay, enjoy famous Normandy Camembert, Caen-style tripe, Mère Poulard omelettes, cider and calvados.
Normandy is also France’s top region for oyster, mussel and king scallop farming.
A Rich Culture Through the Centuries
Normandy is the country’s top region for horse breeding. The city of St. Lô hosts the Normandie Horse Show each summer. This is a must-see event for all fans of horseback riding!
Make room for culture during your holidays: visit the Bayeux Tapestry, measuring 70 metres long. This piece was embroidered in the 11th century. It is now listed as a UNESCO “Memory of the World”.
We also recommend visiting the Pont-l’Evêque distilleries to learn the production secrets and history of calvados. Taste locally-made Normandy ciders and take home wonderful memories.
A Rich Coastline
The Normandy beaches were the stage for major events when they served as landing sites in World War II. Today the long beaches are appreciated for their natural beauty. The region boasts many landmarks, from white chalk cliffs in Etretat to the iconic seaside landmarks such as Deauville and Trouville to the towering Mont Saint-Michel. The area also includes many islands. Make time for a short boat expedition to explore the sights of Jersey and Guernsey!
We wish you a charming visit and wonderful new memories in Normandy!