Normandy: 70 years on…

2014 marks 70 years since the Allied invasion of 6th June, 1944 and we explore some of the reason why you should visit Normandy next month.

There’s plenty to keep you interested in Normandy, from tasting the famous ‘Calvados’ and the local cheeses and breads, to exploring the ancient history. Travel east from Dieppe to follow in the footsteps of the Impressionist painters around Fécamp and Etretat, or chill out at family resorts such as Trouville and Cabourg on the Côte Fleurie. West of Caen, the wide open sands of the D-Day landing beaches are gloriously unspoilt, and the museums and heritage sites that commemorate 1944 are a great way to put you in touch with the heroic exploits of Allied soldiers, perhaps members of their own family.

Head round the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula to find quiet coves beneath the high cliffs of La Hague, west of Cherbourg, and explore the sand dunes and estuaries around Barneville-Carteret and Agon-Coutainville on the west coast. Read more about our top reasons to visit this November here

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