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Normandy

The Normandy region is divided into two areas:
-Haute-Normandie, this area lies on the lower reaches of the Seine, where the Pont de Normandie spans the River Seine, and includes the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime.
It has two major fishing ports besides Rouen, namely Le Havre and Dieppe.
On the coast is the beautiful Mont-Saint-Michel with his magical monastery. The Seine winds like a major artery through the area. The largest city of Normandy: the medieval city of Rouen also lies on this river.
Rouen is inextricably linked to Joan of Arc, who in 1431 was sentenced to burn at the stake.
-Basse-Normandie, with its peninsula, Cotentin.
This area is located in north-western France on the Atlantic coast and covers three departments, Calvados, Manche and Orne. The region is known for D-Day: in 1944 the Allies landed here on the beach. There are many traces of the Second World War to be found here.

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- The department Eure lies in the valley of the Seine, with the capital Évreux and Giverny the prettiest village on the Seine. Giverny is known worldwide for the house and the garden of the French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926). Monet lived here from 1883 until his death in 1926. His garden and house, both of which can be visited, was donated by the family to the Fondation Claude-Monet. The Eure department invites to beautiful walking and cycling, for example in the Roumare forest.

- The department of Seine-Maritime is an area with a beautiful coastline and the highest cliffs of the continent. The Norman fishing harbour le Tréport is less than four hours drive away from the Dutch border. In the vicinity are the large forests of the Foret d'Eu, a unique natureal area. Further to the north at Le Hourdel, at the mouth of the River Somme, are beautiful beach and dune landscapes. Famous places are Fécamp and Étretat. This village is known for the large ports in the chalk cliffs that are worn by the sea. Along this beautiful stretch of coastline walks lead to the Falaise d'Aval and the Falaise d'Amont. Seine-Maritime is also the region where writer Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was born at Château de Miromesnil at Tourville-sur-Arques. He was an admirer and friend of that other famous French writer Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) who was born in Rouen capital.

-Basse-Normandy consists of the departments of Calvados, Manche and Orne.
The region is, besides its orchards and Calvados, best known for the date of June 6, 1944: D-Day, the landing of the Allied troops and the eventual liberation of Western Europe. There are numerous monuments and memorials to rember this period. For example: in the local Musée du Débarquement in the nice town of Arromanches-les-Bains, there is much information to be found about this decisive battle of the Second World War.

- The department of Calvados forms the heart of Normandy and hasd the typical landscape of green wooded hills, apple orchards and meadows. To the north is a varied coastline that stretches from Isigny in the west to the impressive Pont de Normandie across the Seine to beautiful Honfleur. Here you find the Boudinmuseum, named after the painter Eugène Boudin (1824-1898). who was born in Honfleur and painted many beach-and seascapes. The region is famous for its Calvados, a the brandy-like liquor, distilled from cider. The region is too cool and too northern for vines, so they opted for the cultivation of pears, cherries and ... apples. Writer Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), from Rouen, once said: "We all have a bit of Norman cider in our blood. The capital of Calvados is Caen. The city of Lisieux, situated on the river Touques, is a Catholic pilgrimage for saint Therese of Lisieux.

-The department of La Manche (the Channel) is a peninsula in the westernmost part of Normandy. From Cherbourg to Mont-Saint-Michel, this coastal region with 300 km beach offers surprising landscapes. Harbors and cliffs, interspersed with pretty fishing villages with the delicious seafood of the region. Major tourist attraction is Mont-Saint-Michel, a rocky island about 1 kilometer from the coast to the place Avranches. Originally a tidal island: land accessible at low tide, and surrounded by water at high tide. Today, there is a narrow causeway going. Its capital is Saint-Lô.

-The department Orne is named after the riverOrne. It may be the least known department of Normandy. The landscape has a surprising mountain scenery with deeply incised valleys and abrupt slopes, gorges and wild water. La Suisse Normande is a route that runs along the Orne. You will pass beautiful small villages, a castle and beautiful forests.
The Parc Naturel Régional du Perche is a beautiful nature reserve with forests, meadows and rolling hills. In May the apple treesfrom which cider is made and calvados is distilles are blooming. In the town of Pont d'Ouilly the Orne there is fine canoeing.
The capital of the Orne, Alençon is especially famous for the lace work was that was created by order of Louis XIV. There are two museums in this city who tell you all about lace.


Normandy is known for producing famous cheeses such as Camembert, Pont l'Eveque and the livarot. The drinks cider and calvados are world famous.

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