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Etretat a popular tourist town in Normandy

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Normandy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in France, and for good reason. The region has a long and rich history, and there are many places to visit if you're interested in learning more about it. Whether you're looking for historical sites, foodie destinations, scenic areas, or simply want to relax at a beach, here are three places in Normandy that you should consider visiting on your next trip to the country.

Visit Normandy our visit to the Calvados region of Normandy. Facts about the Normandy towns and villages markets, castles, and Chateau`s. We visited during our two week stay in June.We liked Normandy so much we went back at the end of September and visited the Manche region as well

Honfleur street

Honfleur street Calvados Normandy

We stayed in the small village of Le Brevedent about 15 miles from the Normandy coast

These are the villages we visited during our stay click the link to see the full details and photos


Seaside town and Port of of Barfleur

  • Beauchamps a village near to Granville

    Blangy le Chateau Blangy le Chateau a must see a nice compact village to walk round with a few shops.We were staying 3 miles away in Le Brevedent. So we visited most days I liked the old houses and the bread shop. There was even a small market on Thursday

  • Bouillon a charming little village
  • Bretteville en Saire a little seaside village near Cherbourg

    Cormeilles Cormeilles large village lots of shops, cafes plus a street market. An interesting place to visit If you like antiques there are lots of Antique shops.There is a famous Calvados distillery in the village, you can visit we stay about 5 miles away in a Gite

    Cosqueville a nice little village


    Champrepus a small village with a realy good Zoo

  • Visit the Port of Cherbourg

    Criquebeuf en caux a nice little village

    Fermanville a nice commune

    The village and lighthouse at Gatteville Phare

    The village of Greville-Hague

    Courtils a nice village near Mont Saint Michel

    Gouberville

    Isigny sur Mer

    La Lucerne d Outremer a small viilage near Jullouville

    La Mouche a small village

    La Rochelle Normande a small village near the coast

    Le Breuil en Auge a small village

    Le Cap Levi Little harbour

    Le Mesnil sur Blangy small village

    Le Tanu Le Tanu a small village near to Granville where we stayed for a couple of weeks in late September

  • Lieury small village

    Martinvast village and Chateau

    Montmartin sur Mer A village on the coast

    Neville sur Mer

    Noirpalu a small village near Granville

    Ouilly le Vicomte A small village

    Pierrefitte en Auge small village

    Visit Port du Becquet

    The beach side village of Ravenoville Plage

    Sainte Cecile a small village near Granville

    Saint Hymer small village

    Sainte Marie du Mont famous D-Day village

    St Jean des Champs a village near the coast

    Sainte Mere Engise DDay village

    Saint Philbert des Champs medium size village

    Sainte-Pience a small village

    St Pierre Englise a village

    Sartilly large village and Friday morning market

    St Sever Calvados a busy village

    Villedieu les poeles Villedieu les poeles a large village about 18 miles from the coast. With a very busy Tuesday morning street market the village is famous for its copperware and pewter Villedieu les Poeles Photo Gallery

    The village of Vrasville

    Normandy Seaside Towns


    Arromanches les bains Arromanches les Bains Gold Beach Mulberry harbour

    Deauville Deauville seaside resort one of the larger resort on the Normandy coast.The town has everything a small airport, horse racing, golf and a famous casino.There is a very clean beach with a wooden walkway.Upmarket shopping streets and a large weekly market

    Etretat Etretat a lively resort with good shops and cafes. The town is famous for its white cliffs and beach. We have visited Etretat twice each time we have found something new to see. You can sit in a beach side cafe with a coffee watching the sea come in. The town is easy to walk round

    Fecamp Fecamp a large seaside resort and a very busy fishing port.Just like Etretat the town has a great beach and is overlooked by large cliffs. You can park right next to the beach and harbour and watch the fishing boats come and go. An interesting place to visit for a day trip

    Granville Granville is a lively seaside resort and working shell fishing port. The town has a casino and a Saturday morning market.There are lots of shops cafes and restaurants in the narrow town centre streets. There is a golf course built in 1912. Granville Photo Gallery

    Grandcamp Maisy a fishing Port

    Hauteville sur Mer Hauteville sur Mer is a small village about a mile form the Normandy coast. Right on the coast is Hauteville sur mer La Plage a holiday and weekend resort with a great beach

    Honfleur Honfleur is a must visit if you are in this area. There is the harbour with its cafes overlooking the boats in the marina. Just behind the harbour is the shops and market.There are lots of Hotels to stay in. This is our third visit to Honfleur it is best to visit in the week to busy at weekends Travel guide Our Honfleur photo gallery

    Houlgate Houlgate is a small seaside town a few miles down the coast from Honfleur.We liked the beach with its long walk ways you could park near the beach. The shops were right behind the beach mainly in one main street.There was the usual mix of cafes,bars and tourist shops.The town also has a casino

    Jullouville Jullouville is a great little seaside town in the Manche region of Normandy. Just down the coast from Granville. A good mix of shops and cafes plus a good clean beach

    Le mont saint michel Le Mont Saint Michel This was our second visit to this famous landmark.Which is one of the places you must visit if you come to Normandy.See our first visit here Photos of the Walls and views of the bay Mont Saint Michel photo gallery

    Langrune sur mer Langrune sur Mer Juno beach a pleasent seaside town like Lion sur Mer and Luc sur Mer. All were part of the D Day beaches

    Port en Bessin Huppain Port en Bessin Huppain a small fishing port on the Normandy coast. A busy tourist spot now but during WWll was part of the D Day landings at Omaha beach. A pleasent day trip just watching the boats come and go

    Touques Touques Has a nice old town centre and is just down the road from Deauville

    Trouville sur Mer Trouville sur Mer is a large seaside resort next door to Deauville. The two towns are very simular both have a casino a nice beach. Good shopping areas and town centre parking.The road train is a good way to see the town. We enjoyed our visit to both towns and would go back again

    Villers sur Mer Villers sur Mer and Villerville are small seaside resort.Yport is a small fishing port in a cove between high cliffs

    Normandy Towns


    Avranches Avranches a nice town at the top of a hill over looking Mont Saint Michel.The botanical gardens are worth a visit plus a great view across the bay.

    You must visit Bayeux and see the Tapestry and Cathedral

    Brehal a nice little town 2 miles from the coast. Also try Ducey town and Chateau well worth a visit

    Falaise Nice town and a large castle


    Gavray a small market town the market is on a Saturday

    Ginerny see Monet's house and gardens

    Godervillle small town

    Gommerville small town

    La Haye Pesnel A market town the market is held on a Wednesday morning

    Lisieux large town good shopping retail park

    The town of Livarot cheese centre

    Mortain a town in a National park you must see the waterfalls

    Romagny a village near Mortain with a good car boot

    Saint Hilaire du Harcouet a nice town with a very good Wednesday morning market

    Vire A small town next to one of the main rivers in the region the river Vire

    Camping in Normandy

    Local attraction

    The Airbourne museum Normandy

    The Museum is in the village of Sainte Mere Eglise

    Alligator Bay Alligator bay is a short distance from Mont Saint Michel.A large interesting collection of reptiles well worth a visit if you are in the area. Takes about half a day to see everything was 11 euros for adults in Oct 2009

    Cerza zoo Cerza Zoo is a large open plan zoo you need a day to see it all. The zoo has a wide selection of well keep animals and good picnic areas. There is a road train to take you round if you get tried which is included in the entrance fee. Very busy at the weekends.Also worth a trip the smaller Champrepus Zoo

    Chateau du breuil Chateau du Breuil The Chateau was built in the 16th and 17th century.It has been restored by its owners.

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