Discover The Normandy region


You're staying with us, so why not take the opportunity to discover Normandy! We've put together a compilation of the most beautiful places to visit.

In Normandy

Mont-Saint-Michel- A village, an abbey and a natural site blended into a harmonious unity of place, human constructions sublimely staged by nature, a scenery that evolves according to the movements of the clouds, the tides, the sun and the sand... Mont-Saint-Michel is all this at once. One of the most visited tourist sites in France, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the Mont is a place to be fully appreciated and preserved, against all odds... Find out more

The cliffs of Étretat- Time, storms and an underground river have carved out of the chalk the most famous natural site in Normandy: immaculately white cliffs that erosion has shaped into spectacular shapes, inspiring painters and visitors alike. The site, criss-crossed by footpaths, is an ideal getaway for those in the mood for a breath of fresh air. A word of advice: avoid the spring bridges and the height of summer, when the cliffs are overcrowded. Find out more

Rouen - A port city built 120 km from the sea, Rouen is above all a city of art and history, marked by great artistic figures such as Flaubert, Monet and Corneille. Its historic centre contains many traces of a prosperity built on maritime trade and the textile industry: cathedral, Saint-Ouen abbey church, Saint-Maclou church, law courts, etc. The city, which was crowned capital of the new Normandy region, is largely pedestrianised and is also a great place to stroll, from the rue du Gros-Horloge to the place du Vieux-Marché and from the Saint-Maclou district to the quays of the Seine. Find out more

Honfleur - The first vision is a postcard image: slate houses reflected in the peaceful waters of the Vieux Bassin. But the port from which Samuel de Champlain sailed to found the city of Quebec is more than that. At once Norman and Parisian, and increasingly frequented by its Belgian and British neighbours, Honfleur manages to remain traditional while remaining firmly in its time. The town is just as popular with tourists at weekends and during the summer months as it is quiet on weekdays out of season. Find out more

Deauville - Deauville is a renowned seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie in Calvados. It is famous for its casino, racecourse, American film festival and sandy beach. The town is also renowned for its villas, luxury hotels, fashion boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Find out more

And in the Eure...

Giverny - Giverny is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in France. It is best known as the birthplace of the famous painter Claude Monet. Giverny is packed with exceptional sites such as the foundation dedicated to the painter, the feather garden, the artists' brasserie, the Giverny tithe and, of course, the Musée des Impressionismes. This is also where you'll find the Hôtel Baudy, a former studio where artists such as Cézanne and Rodin would stay to find inspiration. Find out more

Château Gaillard - Château Gaillard is a medieval fortress set on a cliff overlooking the Seine. It was built by Richard the Lionheart in 1196. The château is a must-see for lovers of history and architecture. Find out more

Biotropica Animal Gardens- Biotropica Animal Gardens is a zoological and botanical park in Val-de-Reuil. The park specialises in tropical flora and fauna. It is home to over 600 animals and 5,000 plants. Visitors can discover rare and endangered species such as the lemur, golden lion tamarin, jaguarondi, tapir and manatee. Find out more

Bernay - Bernay is a medieval town in the Eure department. It is famous for its abbey, collegiate church and fine arts museum. The town also boasts many other historic buildings, including the Hôtel de la Gabelle, the Hôtel de la Poste and the Hôtel de la Houssaye. Find out more

Le Bec-Hellouin - Le Bec-Hellouin est un village situé dans l’Eure. Il est classé parmi les plus beaux villages de France. Le village est célèbre pour son abbaye bénédictine, fondée au XIe siècle. L’abbaye est un lieu de visite incontournable pour les amateurs d’histoire et d’architecture. En savoir plus

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Normandie Qualité Tourisme - Members of "Normandie Qualité Tourisme" are part of a voluntary, controlled and sustainable approach to progress, which offers them an outside view to measure their level of performance, thanks to the "quality" audit and the "responsible tourism" diagnosis. The label is awarded for a period of 5 years. Find out more

Eureka - To better meet your requirements and keep your heart beating throughout your visit, the Eure Attractiveness Agency has joined forces with the department's tourist offices to form a club. The aim is to work together to raise the profile of the Eure and unearth new nuggets for you to discover. Find out more

Seine-Eure Tourist Office - Seine-Eure Tourisme has a Tourist Office in Louviers as well as two tourist information offices in Gaillon and Poses, where you will find tourist advisors to help you find your way around. Find out more

First photo credit © Valentin Pacaut - CRT Normandie