Map of places to visit in Normandy

You can find details of some of the places we suggest you visit near Normandy below the map...

Alencon:

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known as a centre for lace production

Alencon guide

Argentan:

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest

Argentan guide

Arromanches:

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was built during the D-Day landings in 1944

Arromanches guide

Bagnoles de l'Orne:

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well known as a spa town

Bagnoles de l'Orne guide

Barfleur:

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the harbour area in particular is very pretty

Barfleur guide

Bayeux:

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral

Bayeux guide

Belleme:

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the Perche Natural Regional Park

Belleme guide

Beuvron:

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses and is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy

Beuvron guide

Cabourg:

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest and active beaches in the region

Cabourg guide

Caen:

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is a very pleasant town to explore

Caen guide

Cambremer:

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of the Normandy Cider Route

Cambremer guide

Caudebec-en-Caux:

It is the houses and scenery along the banks of the Seine river that will be the focus of your trip to Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux guide

Chateau de Boutemont:

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy

Chateau de Boutemont guide

Chateau Gaillard:

The evocative ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart, are one of the most imposing sites in Normandy

Chateau Gaillard guide

Cherbourg:

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a visit is recommended

Cherbourg guide

Coutances:

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th century

Coutances guide

Creully:

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully

Creully guide

Deauville:

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one of the most upmarket beach resorts in Normandy

Deauville guide

Dieppe:

Explore the port area then head to the castle and the Museum of Dieppe to see the highlights here

Dieppe guide

Dives-sur-Mer:

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists are brought together in a medieval setting

Dives-sur-Mer guide

Domfront:

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets in the old town of Domfront

Domfront guide

Etretat:

The town of Etretat is pretty, but it is the dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery here that attract the crowds

Etretat guide

Eu:

The red-brick castle, built in the 16th century, is the main attraction for visitors to Eu

Eu guide

Evreux:

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments - the cathedral and the bishop's palace - that are the principal attractions

Evreux guide

Falaise:

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments in the town centre

Falaise guide

Fecamp:

An important town on the Alabaster Coast, Fecamp includes the Bishop's Palace, the Abbey Church and the Church of Saint-Etienne among its highlights

Fecamp guide

Giverny Gardens:

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in France, as painted by Monet, are here at Giverny

Giverny Gardens guide

Granville:

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th century villas that follow the seafront

Granville guide

Honfleur:

There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if you can drag yourself away from the lovely harbour!

Honfleur guide

Houlgate:

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are also some imposing 19th century villas to see

Houlgate guide

Jumieges Abbey:

The extensive ruins of Jumieges Abbey are one of the most visited religious monuments in the department

Jumieges Abbey guide

La Bouille:

You will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Seine river when you visit La Bouille

La Bouille guide

Le Bec-Hellouin:

The village of Le-Bec-Hellouin is one of the prettiest in Normandy, and also has Abbey of Bec-Hellouin to visit

Le Bec-Hellouin guide

Le Havre:

Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, for the concrete city built after the destruction of the town in WW2

Le Havre guide

Le Perche:

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of opportunities to enjoy the natural environment

Le Perche guide

Le Treport:

The highlight of a visit to the active port town of Le Tréport is the coastal cliff scenery around the town

Le Treport guide

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge:

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set around a number of typical half-timber houses.

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide

Les-Petites-Dalles:

A village on the coast of Normandy with lots of 19th century villas

Les-Petites-Dalles guide

Lisieux:

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long way to recapturing the feel of the medieval town

Lisieux guide

Lyons-la-Foret:

The half-timbered buildings in the village of Lyons-la-Foret make it one of the prettiest places in Normandy

Lyons-la-Foret guide

Mont-Saint-Michel:

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island of Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel guide

Mortagne-au-Perche:

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche, within the Perche Natural Regional Park

Mortagne-au-Perche guide

Normandy landing beaches:

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of visitors interested in the D-Day landings in 1944.

Normandy landing beaches guide

Pont-Audemer:

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous for its traditional canalside washouses

Pont-Audemer guide

Rouen:

The cathedral and cobbled streets in the old town are just two of the many highlights in the lovely town of Rouen.

Rouen guide

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei:

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei is a very pretty village in the Regional Natural Park of Normandie-Marne.

Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei guide

Saint-Valery-en-Caux:

The area around the beach, harbour and marina in Saint-Valery-en-Caux is always very active in summer

Saint-Valery-en-Caux guide

Sees:

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but there are other sites of interest in the town and the nearby Ecouves Forest to explore

Sees guide

Trouville:

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th century villas, which provide much of the character of the town

Trouville guide

Veules-les-Roses:

Veules-les-Roses is a stunning village on the coast of Normandy, France

Veules-les-Roses guide

Veulettes-sur-Mer:

The pebble beach and promenade are the big attraction on Veulettes-sur-Mer, but find time for the coast path as well!

Veulettes-sur-Mer guide

Villers-sur-Mer:

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast

Villers-sur-Mer guide

Villerville:

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also has a long beach

Villerville guide

Vire:

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de la Vire' through the woods and valley of the River Vire

Vire guide

Yport:

A small sea resort, Yport has a pebble beach and is close to attractive coastal cliff scenery

Yport guide