Normandy is: sitting under an umbrella outside a country café
spreading fresh creamy cheese over a light, buttery cracker, while listening
to the regular crashing of the waves against the rocky hillside of the coast
broken by the faint sound of cows mooing in their pastures. Cheese is
dessert in Normandy, following an orgasmic meal of veal in cream and butter
sauce with veggies, washed down with pear cider. The waitress brings the
bill as the sun sets behind an old stone farmhouse and a chill creeps into
the fresh air which tastes slightly of salt.
The Channel coastline has long supported Normandy’s fishing
culture, offering up a bounty of fresh seafood then combined with local
dairy products to create food unique to the area. Travel throughout the
province and spy out the architecture that survived the Battle of Normandy,
including Rouen, an entire medieval town. Stricken by war, the people of
Normandy clung firmly and resiliently to their culture and now the relics of
war sit in sunny green pastures and the growing, pretty seaside towns with
their charming country cafes.
We know a total of 25 attractions in Normandy. See all Normandy attractions.
Battlefields, now grown over and green in the sunshine, are places to reconnect with peace and human history.
Today the D-Day landing beaches are sunny and welcoming, but the historic events that happened here have marked the landscape and just as good a reaso
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