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Normandy a Perfect Holiday Destination

Aug 18, 2007
Normandy is a strip of northern France between Brittany and the Pays du Nord. It offers picturesque scenery, splendid beaches and quaint villages with a distinctive architecture.

Easily accessible from the channel ports, Normandy is the perfect destination for short stays in France although there is good reason to come here for a longer holiday, especially if you prefer a short drive to your destination.

Normandy is steeped in history, a lot of which is a consequence of the Second World War

The region is beautiful inland and has some dramatic coastline. Information on the area including favourite towns, attractions, beaches, local markets and regional cheese, cider and spirits, as well as our favourite restaurants.

The weather is influenced by the Atlantic, resulting in pleasant and mild summers. In fact the whole climate is very similar to that of Southern England.

Normandy, the region on the central north coast of France, scattered with French Gites and holiday homes, perfect for your holiday in France. Pretty little Gites nestling in the Normandy countryside and holiday homes dotted along the Normandy coast. No wonder Normandy is a favourite holiday destination for Parisians. If you are looking for holiday rentals in France, Normandy is the most easily accessed of all the French regions from the UK.

The Normandy coast extends from modern Le Treport to the Mont Saint Michel and provides an amazing variety of landscapes. The sea has sculpted the cliffs with the pounding of its waves and created an incredible architecture that no architect could have created. The sea seems stretch forever and comes to rest on long beaches of golden sands that have been a favourite haunt of chic Parisians.

Normandy is divided into two areas High Normandy, which runs along the Seine Valley and Low Normandy that is more rugged and similar to Brittany.

It is a perfect holiday destination and boasts some of the most attractive holiday homes in France. One can rent delightful Gites at very economical holiday rental prices all year round to explore this lovely region.

One of the lasting memories you will get from Normandy is a rather sobering one there are reminders of the 2nd World War everywhere in the immense American military cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, the D day landing sites on the coast north of Bayeux, in Arromanches, Avranches, Cherbourg, Ouistreham.

Eating out is a part of the French way of life. Dont have a holiday in France without having a meal in a French restaurant. Although there are many unusual French foods frogs legs and snails you will find many foods that are a true delight. Normandy has some fantastic restaurants.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Normandy Rental Site
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