Normandy is located in northern France, on the English Channel. Its main attraction is the beautiful cliff coast with beaches covered with light sand. One of the largest French ports, Le Havre is located here. The capital of the region is Rouen with a beautiful old town and the Gothic Notre Dame cathedral.
The region is both geographically and historically connected with the sea. Normandy's sandy beaches are a popular holiday destination for the French. The most famous resort is Etretat. Large portions of the coast are characterized by high cliffs, of which the Pays de Caux are considered the most beautiful.
Since the Middle Ages, the Normandy coast has been an important trading point on the shores of the English Channel. A huge port in Le Havre developed here, whose Old Town rebuilt after World War II was inscribed on the UNESCO list as an example of reconstruction from destruction.
World War II left its cruel mark on the region. On the beaches of Normandy in June 1944, Operation Overlord began, which ultimately led to the liberation of Western Europe by the Allies. War cemeteries, numerous obelisks, mausoleums and museums remind of these events.
In the hinterland, the capital of Normandy, Rouen boasts a preserved medieval Old Town with half-timbered houses and a powerful Gothic cathedral with stained glass windows from the 12th-15th centuries. Caen is also a historic city of the region, while in Givenry you can see the Monet house and through him in the paintings of the garden.