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Historic Normandy

Explore Normandy's enchanting beauty and touching history on this intensive road trip.

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Historic Normandy
  • France, Europe
  • 547 km
  • 9:20 hr

The key ingredients for an adventurous road trip: striking natural beauty and historical sites, both are represented in this intensive exploration of Normandy! On top of five amiable Normandian medieval towns this route encompasses both breathtaking panoramic vistas and poignant WWII sites.

After exploring the charming cobblestoned Rouen -the capital of Normandy- head for the coast to make a stop at the jaw-dropping chalk cliffs of Étretat. Make sure you hike up to get a spectacular view of the dramatic arches in the sea. On your way to Caen visit Honfleur, it's really hard not to fall in love with this picturesque port-town. Caen marks the start of the World War II themed stretch of this trip. The Caen Memorial is considered the best WWII museum in France and serves as a decent introduction to the allied invasion of the D-Day landings and the significant turning point in world history. Before driving to D-Day beaches, consider getting out of the car in Granville, where a 70 meter long 11th Century tapestry is worth an inspection. This trip ends at the fairylike Mont Saint-Michel where the famous and mysterious tidal island will undoubtedly blow your mind.

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