Where is Normandy?
Normandy is a region in Northwestern France, Europe, stretching out to the coast, where the River Seine flows into the English Channel, and bordered by Brittany in the south-west.
What is Normandy famous for?
Normandy is famous for Some of the main attractions include the cliffs and beaches, famous for the WWII D-Day landing, including Omaha Beach. Just off the coast, the rocky tidal island of Mont-Saint-Michel, topped by the magnificent Gothic abbey, and the city of Rouen, with its Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, where military leader and Catholic saint Joan of Arc was executed.
How long does it take to get to Normandy from Paris?
The Normandy beaches are located at approximately 250km / 155,3 miles from Paris and the average time to get to the most famous D-Day beach Omaha Beach from Paris is 3 hours.
How far is Normandy from Paris?
Normandy is roughly 200 km (approx 125 miles) west of Paris. The town of Giverny can be easily explored on a day trip from Paris. Others, like Mont Saint Michel and the World War II memorials along the far northwest coast, are located at over 270 km.
What is the best time to visit Normandy?
Best time to visit Normandy is during the spring and summer, where everything is lush green and the water is warm.
What is the best way to get to Normandy?
From Paris you can rent a car and drive, or book a tour.
Can we visit the landing beaches in one day?
Visiting the landing beaches would require spending 3 full days there. This is not always possible during a stay in Paris with a program of visits already full. A day trip from Paris, however, provides a good overview of this historic event. The most moving will undoubtedly be the visit to the American cemetery of Colleville with its thousands of crosses aligned and soldiers' names engraved.