1 Rouen

This fine old medieval city would still seem familiar to Joan of Arc, whose life came to a tragic end in its main square.

2 Château Gaillard

Richard the Lionheart’s sturdy fortress, at Les Andelys, commands superb views of the River Seine.

3 Giverny

Claude Monet’s house and garden remain just as he left them.

4 The Bayeux Tapestry

One of the world’s most extraordinary historical documents, embroidering the saga of William the Conqueror in every colourful detail.

5 The war cemeteries

Memories of D-Day abound in Normandy, but nowhere more so than in the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.

6 Mont St-Michel

Second only to the Eiffel Tower as France’s best-loved landmark, the merveille of Mont St-Michel is a magnificent spectacle.

7 The Pays d’Auge

With its luscious meadows and half-timbered farmhouses, the Pays d’Auge is a picture-perfect home for Camembert and other legendary cheeses.

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