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Welcome to Normandy

Discover Normandy

Bayeux

Bayeux is an unspoilt medieval city near the D-Day landing beaches. Spared by the bombings in 1944, it boasts an exceptional architectural heritage, where craftsmen's skills were given free rein to shine. The world-famous tapestry needs no introduction; this masterpiece of the middle ages embroidered to honour William the Conqueror is recognised by UNESCO. Bayeux also offers the joy of strolling through its little paved streets lined with timber-framed buildings, town houses, shops and welcoming workshops. At the heart of the conservation area is Notre-Dame Cathedral, a wonderful example of Norman architecture, which was dedicated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England.

Culture and heritage

A few kilometres from Château Saint-Gilles, the memories of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy are etched into the landscape. Millions of visitors come to visit the D-Day beaches and pay their respects to the soldiers who liberated France. 10 km from Bayeux is the Gold Beach sector where you can find the German artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer, one of the major works of the Atlantic Wall, Arromanches and the remains of the artificial port, and the D-Day Museum to name but a few sites of interest.
Nearby: Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer with its American cemetery and the Juno Beach sector in Courseulles-sur-Mer where the Canadians landed. 

Sport activities

Normandy is a region that employs means to develop sports activities. With the objective of promoting sport, it invests to make the athletes happy. To meet the expectations of users, the region supports local communities to build or renovate diversified and modern equipment.

Sports activities are also a tourist attraction. With the opportunity to practice several water sports, it is tempting to come for a ride in Normandy. Also, equestrian sports are supported by the Region to organize international equestrian events.

Gastronomy

To each region its specialties. Normandy is no exception to the rule and it abounds in delicious dishes to enjoy. Fertile, the lands of this region give agricultural products in large numbers. In the land of camembert and cider, cream and apple, butter and calvados, discover its specialties: rabbit with cider, escalope with the Normande, tripes with the fashion of Caen, pie with pont l'évêque cheese, teurgoule , apple pie with fresh cream ...

Also, the sea gives edible wealth that Norman gourmets know how to work: sole fillets, scallops or mussels that are usually cooked with butter and cream.