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Normandy

Taking a short break in Normandy is a perfect way to recharge and escape the daily routine. Visitors can experience the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty while enjoying delicious local cuisine and the relaxed pace of life.

 

What you’ll love most about Normandy

  • Visit the D-Day landing beaches, where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944, to begin the liberation of Europe
  • Explore the historic city of Bayeux, home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry and a stunning Gothic cathedral
  • Tour the D-Day battlefields, including the American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach and the German bunkers at Pointe du Hoc
  • Sample Normandy’s famous culinary delights, such as fresh seafood, apple cider, and Camembert cheese
  • Visit Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of France’s most iconic landmarks
  • Take a scenic drive along the Alabaster Coast, with its dramatic cliffs and picturesque fishing villages
  • Explore the charming town of Honfleur, known for its colourful houses and picturesque harbour
  • Walking in the bay, towards Mont-Saint-Michel - Normandy Tourism/Sophie Kernen/Jumeaux & Co

  • Giverny by bike, fondation Monet - Normandy Tourism/Marie-Anaïs Thierry

  • Seafood bar Le Père Gus, Agon-Coutainville - Normandy Tourism/Thomas Le Floc'H

  • View on Port-en-Bessin Normandy Tourism/Sophie Kernen/Jumeaux & Co

  • Garden of the Jumièges Abbey, Jumièges - Normandy Tourism/Coraline et Léo

  • Impressionist Oil Painting on the Alabaster Coast, Fécamp - Normandy Tourism/Thomas le Floc'h

  • Bayeux Tapestry, detail of a battle - Normandy Tourism/Valentin Pacaut/The Explorers

  • Canon Castle walled gardens - Normandy Tourism/Thomas Le Floc'H

  • Cliffs of the Alabaster Coast - Normandy Tourism/Valentin Pacaut/The Explorers

  • Vascoeuil castle - Normandy Tourism/Miles & Love

  • Sainte-Mère-Eglise Camp Geronimo young couple in uniform in front of a jeep - Normandy Tourism/Danielle Dumas

  • Port et bassin de Honfleur - Normandy Tourism/Valentin Pacaut/The Explorers

  • Jardin de Claude Monet à Giverny - Normandy Tourism/Séverine Freres

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 7℃
  • 8℃
  • 12℃
  • 15℃
  • 18℃
  • 21℃
  • 24℃
  • 24℃
  • 20℃
  • 16℃
  • 11℃
  • 8℃
  • 12
  • 9
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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