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Places to visit in Normandy

About Normandy

A region known for its produce of rustic cheeses and ciders in its pretty rural areas, Normandy has an important history from William the Conqueror to WW2 with a dramatic coastline that includes the D-Day Landings beaches, stylish beach resorts and the stunning Mont St Michel.

Looking for places to visit in Normandy? Read our town and city guides to find out more about where to go and what to do in this great region.

Cities in Normandy

  • Avranches
    5 out of 10, based on 40 ratings

    Avranches in Normandy is an historical city that was once a royal city under Louis IX, and saw an important battle during WW2, overlooking…

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  • Bayeux
    8 out of 10, based on 221 ratings

    Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

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  • Le Havre
    5 out of 10, based on 224 ratings

    After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World…

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  • Caen
    7 out of 10, based on 301 ratings

    Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the…

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  • Carentan
    8 out of 10, based on 5 ratings

    Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of…

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  • Cherbourg
    7 out of 10, based on 261 ratings

    Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

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  • Coutances
    6 out of 10, based on 27 ratings

    Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its…

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  • Deauville
    8 out of 10, based on 80 ratings

    Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural…

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  • Dieppe
    6 out of 10, based on 21 ratings

    Dieppe in Normandy is a bustling fishing port with a long and eventful history that became France's first seaside resort in the 1800s.

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  • Etretat
    6 out of 10, based on 17 ratings

    Etretat in Normandy is a charming town famous for the stunning cliffs of Etretat on the Alabaster Coast.

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  • Falaise
    6 out of 10, based on 31 ratings

    Falaise in Normandy has rich history as the birthplace of William the Conqueror and the battlefield of the WW2 Falaise Pocket battle, and…

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  • Fécamp
    6 out of 10, based on 25 ratings

    The residence of the first Dukes of Normandy until 1204, Fécamp is a pretty seaside port on the Alabaster Coast that is known for the…

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  • Giverny
    6 out of 10, based on 47 ratings

    Giverny in Normandy is a picturesque village that captured the heart of Monet, becoming his home town and inspiring many of his most famous…

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  • Honfleur
    8 out of 10, based on 72 ratings

    Honfleur in Normandy is a charming seaside town on the Seine estuary that is immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which…

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  • Lisieux
    5 out of 10, based on 37 ratings

    Lisieux in Normandy sits at the heart of the beautiful Pays d'Auge countryside and is the second most visited pilgrimage site in France.

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  • Mont St Michel
    8 out of 10, based on 121 ratings

    Mont St Michel in Normandy is a granite tidal island just off the coast, famous for its majestic abbey. One of France's main tourist…

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