Normandy is perhaps the most famous region in all of France. Steeped in history and a shared heritage with Britain. William the Conqueror is the best known historical character of course. Invading Britain in 1066 and vanquishing King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. William and his band of mercenaries then ruling Britain and dominating what had been a country that had been previously Saxon in character. The Norman architecture that was introduced remains in Britain to this day.
Normandy itself is iconic and showcases some of the most well known sites in the world. Mont St Michel, Bayeaux Tapestry, Monet’s Garden, Normandy landing Beeches, Honfleur harbour and Deauville boardwalk. There are so many other attractions that it is not possible to list them all here.
The landscape and architecture in Normandy are hugely diverse. An extensive coastline that presents the craggy cliffs of Fecamp, the smooth sandy beeches at Houlgate, the rolling landscape and wide soft valleys of the Pays D’Auge and the famous bocage countryside to the west. The towns and villages are what really makes the region so special. The quirky colombage cottages, ancient manoir and chateau, the honey stone villages, the Belle Époque and Directoire architecture . Small villages and hamlets pepper the landscape. All around is a reminder of the rich landscape and heritage of this special region.
Normandy is not just about landscapes and heritage. There is so much more. Famous for horses with the Haras Du Pin stud, Deauville races, golf, water sports, street festivals, flea markets, gastronomic delights, cycle trails and all the things that are there to discover and explore. Famous for Camembert cheese, Calvados brandy and wonderful cider.
Normandy represents one of the best environments available in the world to visit. Some people like us were seduced to take it a step further and live in Normandy and to be greedy. We can help others who wish to tread the same path.