Normandy is of course best known for the landings during the Second World War. Many monuments and memories from that period can still be found here. But also beautiful cities with beautiful streets and houses.
Chic seaside resort
East of Sword Beach is an old fishing village that has grown into a fashionable seaside resort: Cabourg. The Grand Hôtel with casino occupies a central place, even in the street pattern!
Van Caen is said to be the most captivating and most beautifully situated city. Although it is a text by Madame de Sévigné from 1689, the city is indeed beautiful.
The L'Aiguille, the excellent chalk cliff off the coast, is the most famous logo of Étratat. Crowds of tourists climb this rock to admire this coastal town and its vast surroundings.
Most beautiful cathedral
The capital of Normandy is Rouen. This city is a collection of art treasures. The beautiful half-timbered houses are countless. According to many, the cathedral is the most beautiful in France. And then there is also the beautiful Gros Watch to admire!
Monastic mountain in the sea
Those who visit Brittany or Normandy have almost certainly already visited Mont Saint-Michel on the border of these departments. An abbey towers over a complete village on a rocky outcrop in the bay at the mouth of the Couesnon. In the tourist season, you can walk over your head here, because this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the third biggest attraction in France after the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versaille.
Place name derived from swamp
West of Rouen lies the lovely town of La Bouille on the Seine. Many colorful half-timbered houses can be admired. The name of the town is derived from the French word for swamp, because in earlier times the banks of the Seine were very swampy.
Along beautiful buildings
The Seine winds in large loops west of Rouen through the landscape of Seine-Maritime. For many rich people, this was the perfect place to build a spacious villa, mansion or even a castle. We cycled around and admired the many different structures.