Normandy is an excellent base to explore WWII Landing beaches. Why not visit Houlgate Market - A lovely resort with a great market selling local produce! Top Tip:
Stay in our historic Château, which is a safe and convenient base for visiting the WWII sites as well as experiencing French local culture.
School & College Tours to Normandy
Sleepy medieval towns, pastoral landscapes, inspiration for artists and the scene of battles that changed our history.
With changing light, open skies and pretty halftimbered towns, this lovely region captivated artists and became the birthplace of the Impressionist movement. Yet the timeless landscapes hide violent events of the past.
This region is associated with two significant invasions, the Norman Conquest and remarkable D-Day Landing beaches. Investigate the fascinating World War II bunkers, museums and cemeteries dotted along the coastline.
Trace the development of Impressionism in the cobbled streets of the pretty port of Honfleur. Explore the beautifully restored medieval streets of Rouen and its elegant gothic spired cathedral which inspired the works of Monet, Pissaro and Gauguin. For an excursion slightly further afield, visit the beautiful gardens of Giverny where Monet lived and created some of his most famous paintings.
Top 5 Normandy Excursions
- Arromanches Landing Museum & 360 Cinema - The museum is dedicated to advances made by the Allies after the D Day landings.
- D Day Landing Beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.
- WWII Cemeteries - Many can be found across Normandy. The main British cemetery is at Bayeux and the American cemetery at Omaha.
- Bayeux & Tapestry Museum - A lovely medieval town with beautiful mansions and the Norman/Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral. The tapestry is a unique masterpiece depicting William's conquest of England.
- Cheese farms - Visit a working cheese farm and learn about cheese production.
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