Etretat is one of the jewels of the Alabaster Coast. Its chalk cliffs, sometimes with incredible shapes, will get your imagination to run wild… An ideal destination for a romantic weekend by the sea.
Deauville, located in the Lower Normandy region, is a major destination of high-end tourism in Normandy. This seaside resort of international renown has kept its charm while maintaining its architectural identity. A symbol of elegance and the art of living, it attracts visitors to its beaches, its palaces, its racecourse and numerous entertainment venues. Two hours from Paris, the city offers, all year round, a casino, a wide range of hotel services, restaurants and shops. Deauville is also hosts a multitude of events: horse races, auctions, the American Film Festival and Asian Film Festival, the festival of classical music, a book fair and many sports activities: thalassotherapy, golf, tennis, horse riding, sailing etc. In addition, it provides a change of scenery with its 1900 villas, its typically Norman half-timbered houses, boutiques of luxury brands, luxury hotels and colourful parasols on the sandy beach.
MONT ST MICHEL
On the border between Normandy and Brittany, come discover Mont Saint-Michel, one of the first sites added by UNESCO to the World Heritage List, and its abbey. Be amazed by the wonders of medieval architecture, the force of nature, changes in the light…
Honfleur is one of the most picturesque and best-preserved harbours in Normandy. The place to be is around Vieux Bassin. And when you have finished visiting the city, feel free to take a walk on its beautiful beaches. Your walk will perhaps take you to the elegant seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville. This region is very popular…
Cabourg is a particularly appreciated family resort: walks next to a seawall of more than 3 kilometres, horse races, swimming in the sea, (…).
The D-day landing site is known for the tens of kilometres of clear sandy beaches, its chalk cliffs and especially for the hundreds of bunkers, blockhouses and the like punctuating this site. The sea has since long wiped away the traces of the battlefields from the landing beaches but tens of thousands of soldiers graves will forever serve as a reminder.
A visit to Caen involves discovering epic moments from our school history books! On the ramparts of the castle, you can imagine the army of William the Conqueror, flags in the wind, setting off for the legendary Battle of Hastings and the throne of England … Not far, the spectacular memorial reminds us of the tragedy of World War II.
But the capital of Calvados is not stifled by this prestigious past. The city appears lively, airy and resolutely oriented towards the future. This dynamism is expressed in multiple venues offering a wide range of artistic creations.
Finally, if Caen is your holiday destination, know that it offers the most varied leisure activities: cruises on the Caen-Ouistreham Canal, golf at one of the city’s three courses, walks in parks and gardens.