Cycling to Mont Saint-Michel
Hiking in the heart of the Andaines forest in Orne
Beach and parasols of Deauville in Normandy
The beach huts of Gouville-sur-Mer
Canoeing on the Eure
Mountain bike ride in the heart of the Andaines forest
Attractions in Normandy
Normandy: Region of northwestern France
Normandy is located in the northwest of France. Its two maritime sides (north and west), 603 km long, face the English Channel. To the west of the Cotentin Peninsula are the Channel Islands. It accompanies the Seine on both sides of its path to the sea. Rouen and Caen are the administrative capitals of the region.
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Explore Normandy by bike
More than 500 km of greenways are available. These are the improved cycle routes on which you can safely explore the history, culture and culinary delights of Normandy. You can travel for miles along the coast from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel or take the road to Ouistreham from the port of La Rochelle.
The natural and cultural beauties of Normandy
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the region is certainly the garden of the impressionist artist Claude Monet in Giverny. The garden served as both a place of relaxation and inspiration for the artist. In front of the water lily pond and the garden bridge, many visitors flock each year to learn about the natural creations of this garden.
Nature lovers are drawn to the monastic island of Mont-Saint-Michel to experience the largest tides in Europe. At low tide, the sea withdraws about 15 km from the coast. Thanks to the new footbridge, visitors can walk to the old abbey on foot, whatever the tide.
A visit to the white chalk cliffs of Eacute will be accompanied by spectacular photos and images. The imposing rock formations fascinate artists and designers alike. The coast of Albuquerque can be explored on foot.
Winner of the Green Destination Story Award 2023
In Normandy, sustainable tourism is an omnipresent issue. The spectacular white limestone cliffs along the coast are affected by erosion, heat waves are a danger to plants and animals. At the same time, demand for sustainable travel is on the rise. But with such a complex problem, where do you start to develop tourism in the right direction?
In Normandy, there are a total of 63 tourism offices facing very different challenges. The French tourism organization OTN helps the individual offices achieve their sustainability goals with joint, clearly structured action plans, thus advancing the region as a whole. For this initiative, the organization was awarded the Green Destinations Story Award 2023 in the category "Governance, Reset and Recovery".
Destinations in Normandy