Normandy

We have been to Normandy several times, first exploring the area around Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville, the famous cliffs of Etretat, the Vernier Marsh, then heading for the Overlord operation coastline from Ouistreham to Port en Bessin.

On a third trip, we went to the Cotentin peninsula, staying near Sainte Mère Eglise and exploring the area from the Bay of the Mount Saint Michel to the Pointe du Hoc.

D-day beaches and Bessin

 D-day beaches and Bessin

The D Day beaches stretch on a large part of the Normandy coast. They encompass famous areas such as the Sainte Mère Eglise, the Pointe du Hoc, Omaha beach, the Arromanches artificial port...

Mont Saint Michel

 Mont Saint Michel

A UNESCO World Heritage, Mont Saint Michel is the second most visited site of France with 3 million visitors a year.

Pays d'Auge

 Pays d'Auge

The Pays d'Auge is a historical area located between two Norman rivers: the Touques and the Dives.

It stretches from Cabourg to Honfleur on the coast but goes as quite far inland as...

Pays de Caux

 Pays de Caux

The Pays de Caux offers more open landscapes than the Pays d'Auge. It also has high white cliffs with small pebble beaches inbetween. Coastal towns are located in those openings to the see.

Suisse Normande

 Suisse Normande

This area of Normandy is quite different from the coastal bocage or from the Cotentin : middle sized cliffs and forests alongside the Orne river.

Marais Vernier

 Marais Vernier

One of our favorite areas in Normandy, the Marais Vernier is a marshy area between steep hills nested in the last loop of the river Seine. It is a bit isolated from the tourists of Deauville and...