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Art and Culture in Normandy

Normandy - AlenconALENCON

Musee de la Dentelle: French & European lace (17th to 20th century). Major lace collection featuring the famous Point d'Alençon stitch.

Normany - BayeuxBAYEUX

Tapisserie de Bayeux (Bayeux Tapestry) more info. This world-famous Medieval masterpiece, dating back to 1060, depicts the epic story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror.

Normandy - CaenCAEN

The Abbaye aux Hommes and Abbaye aux Dames - The twin abbeys were founded in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and his wife Mathilde de Flandre. Also in Caen is the Memorial de Caen. This unique museum offers a thematic view of 20th-century history recalling the wars and reflecting on peace in the future.

A Caen Memorial visit is included in our Normandy D-Day tour from Paris.

Normandy - DieppeDIEPPE

The charming coastal village of Dieppe houses the Musee du chateau (Museum of the Castle). Located in a 15th century château which overlooks the sea, the Musee du chateau boasts an extraordinary collection of ivories and 19th-century European paintings.


Beach resort in a stunning and preserved setting of cliffs carved by the sea. The curious rock formations of l'Aiguille and Les Trois Portes are worth seeing.

Alphonse Karr wrote about the town in his seminal work "histoire de Rose et Jean Duchemin ; histoire de Romain d'Etretat"

Normandy -  FecampFECAMP

At Fecamp you'll find the Palais Benedictine museum. The museum is devoted to the history of the discovery and production of Benedictine liquor by local monks in the 19th century. Tastings complete the visits.

Normandy -  GivernyGIVERNY

Maison & jardin de Claude Monet (Claude Monet's House & Gardens): The house where the famous Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived for 43 years has been preserved in its original state, as have the famous gardens.

Normandy -  JumiegeJUMIEGES

Abbaye de Jumièges: The ruins of this Benedictine Abbey are among the oldest and most beautiful in France.

Normandy - Mont Saint MichelMONT ST MICHEL

This world-famous Abbey perched on a 260-feet-high rock is one of the greatest attractions in Europe.

Visit Mont St. Michel with a one day trip from Paris.

Normandy -  RouenROUEN

Cathedrale de Rouen: Monet immortalized this remarkable cathedral, displaying a juxtaposition of different Gothic styles in his series of Impressionist paintings.

Normandy -  VomoutiersVOMOUTIERS

Musee du Camembert (Camembert Museum): This reconstitution of a cheese dairy displays objects and documents, which retrace the history of the famous Camembert cheese

Normandy -  D-Day Landing beachesTHE LANDING BEACHES

On June 6th, 1944, Normandy made its mark in World History and became the battle ground for the greatest military operation of all times. An open-air museum in itself, it brings together all the sites, museums and places of remembrance, such as Omaha, Pointe du Hoc and Utah connected with D-Day and the ensuing conflict.

We offer three ways to visit Normandy:

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D-Day's 72nd Anniversary

Normandy 1944-2016 and its partners are pleased to help you plan your trip to Normandy, for the 72nd anniversary year of the historic D-Day invasion. Call or email today.


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