Normandy & Mont Saint-Michel
A must-visit highlight of the region is the iconic Mont Saint-Michel, a medieval abbey perched on a rocky island. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mont Saint-Michel mesmerizes visitors with its beauty and significant historical value. Normandy's allure lies in its remarkable past, making it an enriching and magnificent destination for travelers seeking a deeper connection to history.
Head to Étretat and let its alabaster cliffs blow your mind. You will be amazed by the colossal L'Arche et L'Aiguille (The Arch and the Needle), the most iconic natural formations of Étretat and a striking sight immortalized by Gustave Courbet and Monet.
Revisit the past at the D-Day Landing Beaches, stroll around Honfleur a charming coastal town and explore the thousand-year-old town of Bayeux with the legendary Bayeux Tapestry.
Wander the historic centre of Rouen and visit the city's magnificent Norman Gothic cathedral, peek into the life of Claude Monet by visiting the elegant house in Giverny where he lived from 1883 to 1926 and do not forget to feast on Livarot and Camembert cheeses!
When to visit
For those seeking a balance between pleasant weather and fewer crowds, the best seasons to visit Normandy are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these shoulder seasons, you can enjoy milder temperatures, picturesque landscapes, and a more tranquil experience. Summer (June to August) is the peak tourist season, offering warmer weather and vibrant coastal activities, but expect larger crowds and higher prices. Winter (December to February) is quieter, with cool temperatures and the opportunity to explore indoor attractions, although some facilities may have limited availability. Ultimately, choose the season that aligns with your preferences and desired experiences.