Our Guide to the Normandy Region

Departments in Normandy

Historic and Peaceful Normandy

The Normandy region is situated between the Channel and the Paris basin and has been the welcoming harbour of civilizations through the Seine Valley to Paris. It comprises the departments of Seine-Maritime, Eure, Calvados, Manche and Orne and is best known for its coasts, green meadows, camembert cheese and delicious cider.

Monuments, abbeys, arts and crafts all testify of these influences; Rouen its capital with 100 bell-towers and half-timbered houses, the Mont St Michel, the Bec-Hellouin abbey, Honfleur and its painters, the Bayeux tapestry, the famous 'harras' (stud farms) of the Orne. History meets geography with the D-Day beaches, the memorials and the museum in Caen, and in 2004 was celebrated the 60th anniversary of the landings in Arromanches.

Its pleasantness has made Normandy the home of arts, amongst them painting and literature. Monet, Pisarro, Corneille, Maupassant, Flaubert, Victor Hugo and Dumas 'père', have found inspiration in this region.

Normandy welcomes international nautical, musical and cinematic events such as 'Les Voiles de la Liberté', 'Jazz sous les Pommiers' in Coutances, the movie festivals in Cabourg and Deauville, where one can enjoy horse races.

Properties in Normandy

€150,000 incl. estate agent's fee
Countryside house for Sale
Sourdeval, Manche, Normandy
  • 3 Beds
Under Offer
Ref: MFH-NOR1544
€214,000 incl. estate agent's fee
Countryside house for Sale
Sourdeval, Manche, Normandy
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.5k sqm
Ref: MFH-NOR1461
€254,000 incl. estate agent's fee
Chambre d'Hote or Gite for Sale
Sourdeval, Manche, Normandy
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.2k sqm

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