The Bayeux Tapestry is a big tourist draw, and has put Bayeux on the map as a destination for visitors to France. But once you’ve seen it, well, is there anything else to do in that area of Normandy? The answer is a resounding yes. Here are some ideas for the best day trips from Bayeux.
While you may be able to see much of what came out of the Impressionist movement in Paris, the inspiration for many of those iconic works of art are in Normandy – which is why, if you’re a fan or even simply looking for a new angle on sightseeing, you should head over to the region on your next trip to France.
Visitors to Paris love the idea of taking a little bit of time to explore the country, but it can be hard to decide where in France to go – and it’s also a tough call because you don’t want to stray too far from your return flight out of Paris. Well, as it happens, there is a great little itinerary that’s not that far from the City of Light, and gives you an interesting combination of experiences: Normandy!
Sightseeing via bicycle is a fantastic way to experience a destination while getting in some exercise while on vacation. It’s an especially popular activity in France, home to the Tour de France cycling race and relatively consistent weather for most of the year. While many cyclists choose the mild South of France and advanced enthusiasts opt for the foothills of the Alps, Normandy is a region that should be given some consideration for a bike excursion in France.
To give the WWII battle sites and memorials in Normandy the proper amount of time, it’s probably best to take a couple of days out of your vacation to France to spend exploring the region. But, it’s not all about this profound moment in French history; the region is millennia old, and the best way to discover this history is through its stunning abbeys.
Many visitors to France head out to the Normandy region to explore the many WWII sites along the coast. But in Granville, Christian Dior’s charming childhood home has been transformed into a museum honoring his life’s work.
Normandy, located between Paris’s Île de France region and the English Channel, is actually two regions: Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. Both feature charming towns, bucolic countryside and moving memorials of WWII. Let’s take a look at how to get around Normandy based on what there is to see and do there.
The French region of Normandy is synonymous with the efforts of the Allied Forces to liberate France during WWII. Today, there are several sites around the region that are visited by thousands each year who come to remember the struggle, celebrate the victories, and honor the memory of those who didn’t make it home. Here are some WWII sites in Normandy that help to tell their story.
A little bit of France, a little bit of England, and a whole lot of awesome: These are the Channel Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Normandy that is under British rule. It’s also an excellent side trip during a vacation to France.