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 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 Tr├ęport 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

The Chateau de Boutemont:

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy

The Chateau de Boutemont 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