If a visit to Normandy & Brittany isn’t at the top of your bucket list, it should be. Just a short drive from Paris along the river Seine, this extraordinary part of France has a distinctive character that will captivate you at every turn.
We’ll explore the iconic destinations – the cliffs of Étretat, Honfleur, Omaha Beach, Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo – as we delve deeply into the soul of the region. The bucolic charm of Normandy’s rolling pastureland, apple orchards, half-timbered farms, and thatched cottages evoke historic ties to Britain, while the Breton language, rugged coastline, and granite architecture capture Britany’s Celtic heritage.
Many of France’s most beloved taste treats are native to Normandy and Brittany – from Camembert, Calvados, crepes, and cider – to salted butter caramels, Breton biscuits, scallops, and oysters. The restaurants have such bounty to draw from, it’s no wonder it’s become a foodie mecca!
And get ready to see some of the most beautiful gardens in France, from Monet’s gardens at Giverny to the “Jardin Remarquable” at Château de Miromesnil to the Gardens of Étretat. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can’t help but marvel at the extraordinary beauty.
It’s no surprise that Normandy and Brittany have been timeless sources of artistic inspiration.