The Best Normandy Tours
There are so many wonderful sights to visit in Normandy, only a few hours west of Paris. On the coastline, the port town of Honfleur remains just as it was a century ago, and will charm you with its winding street and fishing boats. The historic city of Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, is known as the “City of 100 Spires” for its large variety of medieval churches.
Nothing makes World War II history come to life more than visiting the D-Day beaches, including Omaha Beach, where Allied forces invaded occupied France, and the many inspiring places of remembrance like the American Cemetary at Colleville sur Mer.
Drive a bit inland through the beautiful rolling countryside with its many farms and thatched-roofed, half-timbered houses to discover the lovely town of Bayeux and the famous medieval Bayeux Tapestry, as well as the centuries-old lace-making tradition and Lace Museum.
Taste Normandy’s delicious apple brandy, Calvados, and the sweet or dry hard apple cider that is served with traditional crèpes. Stay in a historic chateau, or one of Normandy’s many lovely and charming hotels and inns. Visit Normandy as an excursion during your trip to Paris, or let us help you plan an entire vacation there, perhaps in combination with Brittany, just to the west.