Normandy, France

Bread, Villages 'n' Mont-Saint-Michel

EXPLORE THE MAGICAL MONT-SAINT-MICHEL

TRY THE FRENCH CUISINE OF SNAILS

VISIT THE D-DAY LANDING BEACHES

PAY RESPECTS AT THE AMERICAN CEMETERY

SEE THE SOMME WW1 BATTLEFIELDS

WALK THE GORGEOUS 'LES JARDINS D'ETRETAT'

VISIT THE UTAH BEACH MUSEUM

HIRE A BIKE TO SEE THE AMAZING SCENIC VIEWS

BUY LUNCH FROM THE STREET MARKETS

TRY THE GOATS CHEESE FROM THE LOCAL GOAT FARM

Top Tips

Make sure you try a snail, as horrendous as it sounds they are actually very tasty

Visit the 4 museums on Mont-Saint-Michel but also ensure you leave time to go round the little hidden shops, especially the cute little jewellers

To find the best cycle routes, once you have hired a bike, visit this website

Hiring a car is probably the easiest way to get around Normandy, but if you are coming from England it may be easier to bring your own car on one of the ferry crossings

The best way to have lunch is going to the local street markets and buying a baguette and filling (I recommend the amazing goats cheese) and eat in the street while people watching

In the summer months from 7pm-10pm there is a sound and light display in the abbey grounds on Mont-Saint-Michel

Good to know

The currency is Normandy, France is Euros.

The best time to visit is Spring to Autumn as visiting the beaches in the winter would not be as comfortable.

The Utah Beach Museum, is within an original German bunker and has one of the only B-26 airplanes left.

The easiest way to get to Normandy from England (depending on where exactly you are coming from) is driving onto a ferry and then driving to Normandy. The most convenient route is most likely the Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossing.

The tide determines when access is available to Mont-Saint-Michel so bear that in mind when you are planning your trip.

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