Normandy Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Normandy

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Mont Saint-Michel, France, as seen from afar, is mystical, imposing and magical. It stands majestic as it gazes down from its lofty heights. It stands in the bay that is daily assaulted by the highest tides in Europe. Seated from its lofty height, it provides you with magnificent panoramas of the Bretagne and Normandy coastline.

Legend says that the whole fortification was made at the request of Michael, the archangel. In response, Aubert, then the Bishop of Avranches, has a small church built in 709. This was followed by additions made throughout the different centuries – monastery buildings, a cloister and refectory, a Romanesque cathedral and even a fortress. The fortress was an addition necessitated by frequent attacks during the Hundred Years War. Such was the strength of the fortress and the will of the people that they were able to withstand a 30-year siege... read more arrow
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The D-Day Beaches in Normandy, France, with its gentle sand dunes and coves, lay witness to one of history's greatest moments during wartime. This is where 100,000 soldiers lost their lives in a bid to secure and liberate this section of Europe from the rule of the Germans. The coastline was a strategic line of defense, one that the Allied troops tried to breach and one the German forces tried to defend at all costs. This coastline was transformed into an unbroken fortress armed with land mines, guns, wire, beach obstacles and pillboxes.

Dubbed Operation Overlord, D-Day marks what is considered to be the largest military operation in history and involved the U.S., Canadian and British troops. Their assault successfully smashed the Nazi defense.

D-Day refers to June 6, 1944, when a great assembly of Allied troops along with a multitude of warships, tugboats, jeeps and landing craft, arrived and occupied the area along the Norman Cost – on the Cotentin Peninsula and between Les Dunes de Varneville and Orne... read more arrow

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