Holidays in Normandy

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Holiday Inn Express Deauville Sud, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Deauville Sud, an IHG Hotel
Fully refundable
The price is AU$90 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
"Need to be more clean"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2021

Holiday Inn Express Deauville Sud, an IHG Hotel
ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche
ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche
55 Avenue De La Liberation, Rouen
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$126 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
4.6/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
"Lounge très agréablement décoré et confortable. Petit-déjeuner varié comme il faut. Chambres rénovées avec goût et un côté pratique."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

ibis Styles Rouen Centre Rive Gauche
Cures Marines Trouville Hôtel Thalasso & Spa-MGallery by Sofitel
Cures Marines Trouville Hôtel Thalasso & Spa-MGallery by Sofitel
5 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$371 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
4.3/5Excellent! (203 reviews)
"GREAT LOCATION NEXT TO TROUVILLE BEACH"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

Cures Marines Trouville Hôtel Thalasso & Spa-MGallery by Sofitel
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Top activities in Normandy

Normandy

See famous World War II sites, enjoy ferry rides along the English Channel and marvel at the beauty of the iconic walled island city of Mont-Saint-Michel.

Normandy, a coastal region in northwest France, comprises a varied landscape of cliffs, beaches and rocky islands. Take a stroll along historic coastal pathways and visit towering castles brimming with secrets. 

From magnificent medieval cathedrals to the site of the D-Day landings, Normandy possesses an incredible assortment of historic attractions. Visit the Omaha Beach Memorial to pay tribute to the soldiers who landed here during World War II. Gold Beach was also an important location in the war and its Musée America-Gold Beach tells the story of the D-Day landings.

Travel further back in time with a tour of Mont-Saint-Michel, a postcard-perfect island with beautiful abbeys and monastic buildings dating back to medieval times. Walk along the narrow cobblestoned streets and look out to sea to watch the tide come in.

In Bayeux, inspect the Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidery that shows the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Spend hours wandering around the Bayeux Museum and its exhibitions on French history.

Walk along the cliffs at Etretat, a coastal area where erosion has created beautiful arches in the chalk. Just adjacent to the arches is the Aiguille, a striking pointy rock formation.

In the city of Caen, explore Château Ducal, a fortified enclosure dating back to the 11th century that contains the Normandy Museum as well as a Museum of Fine Arts. Other standout historical sites in Normandy include William the Conqueror’s grave at the Abbaye aux Hommes.

Normandy has five regional airports to choose from that serve destinations across Europe. If you are travelling from the U.K., take the Eurostar direct to Calais or cross the English Channel on a ferry for stunning views of the cliffs. Summer visits to Normandy promise a high chance of sunshine and plenty of historical re-enactments to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Normandy is a region dedicated to preserving its past with memorials, museums and historical-themed events. In between viewing historical sites of interest, contemplate the events that unfolded here while strolling along coastal clifftop paths.

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