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One of the world’s most extraordinary historical documents, embroidering the saga of William the Conqueror in every colourful detail.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