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The D-Day Festival celebrates D-Day in Normandy

2007 at the initiative of the Bayeux Intercom Tourist Office, is the festive component of the commemorations of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, the Bayeux and Bessin region was the scene of the largest military operation in history. Bayeux was the first city liber ...

30
Mar
2012

Normandy: 5 destinations in the footsteps of the Impressionists

odfather, Claude Monet, designed the garden of his property. In addition, Paul-Émile Pissarro left us several paintings that testify to his life in the Normandy countryside: in particular, he depicted the village church, the Lyons forest and the deer pond. 4- Rouen The city of Rouen was alre ...

16
Sep
2021

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: 5 good reasons to visit this village in Normandy

1- To discover its historical heritage The commune of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue has much to offer to lovers of old stones and civil or religious architecture. Its 19th-century church was built in Caen stone in a neo-Gothic imitation 13th-century style. This building, opened for worship in 1861, h ...

18
June
2021

Cabourg: 5 ideas for visiting the town in the footsteps of Marcel Proust

lbec... Rest assured, however, that it is not necessary to be a fan of this author and his work to appreciate the charms of this seaside resort in Normandy! Its beach, its Belle Époque villas, its shops and its restaurants justify in themselves that one chooses this destination, the time of a ...

04
June
2021

The Mont Saint Michel : a jewel between sky and sea

nt Michael on which stands the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, a world-famous place of pilgrimage. Mont Saint-Michel is the most visited tourist site in Normandy and the third most visited site in France, after the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles, because of its exceptional architecture and i ...

23
Apr
2007

The lights of freedom: a free night show in Bayeux

it is the anniversary of the liberation of the city. On June 14, 1944, General de Gaulle gave his famous speech in Bayeux (the first liberated town in Normandy), restoring the legitimacy of the French state. An unprecedented technical feat For this new edition of the night shows 'Rendezvous at the c ...

25
July
2014

Let's go to the sea with Doisneau : a photo exhibition in La Rochelle

images constitute a little-known facet of Doisneau's work, they demonstrate that the famous photographer often immortalized the French coastline, from Normandy to the French Riviera, and more particularly in La Rochelle, Royan and on the island of Ré. Images with a mischievous sense of humour T ...

13
Aug
2021

Tourism: 3 gardens to discover in France

ny surprises in store for you and are studded with contemporary sculptures that change regularly. Copyright : Thérèse Gaigé 3- The Gardens of Étretat In Normandy too, Monet's gardens at Giverny are not the only ones of note. The Jardins d'Étretat, with views of the cliffs and the ...

06
Oct
2021

Hipli: the parcel that can be reused up to 100 times

st way to limit the environmental impact of our online purchases and reduce e-commerce waste is to avoid single-use packages. That's why the young Normandy start-up Hipli has come up with a reusable package to deliver and return items between merchants and customers on the French market. It is ...

05
Nov
2021

Tourism in France: the 5 favorite villages of the French for a weekend getaway

bered facades of the medieval houses, discover the art galleries and enjoy the restaurants. With several bike routes offered along the Seine, this Normandy village is also a destination that appeals to bicycle touring enthusiasts only an hour from Paris. 3- Les Baux de Provence With 3210 quer ...

30
Mar
2022