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About Lower Normandy

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Lower Normandy is one of the first ports of call for many tourists on a driving holiday due to its proximity to the UK. A stone's through from London (well if you can throw a stone across the channel) and not very far from Paris lies this great region.

With its 600 kilometers of coastline contrasting seaside with cliffs, pebbly coves and long stretches of golden sands this is an attractive destination for many holiday makers.

Gites, campsites and hotels alike all bask in the warmth of the Gulf Stream. Deauville, Trouville, and Cabourg are well-established and desirable seaside places that you might want to visit along the way.

Things to do in this region include the Cider Road and the Cheese Road both of which are beautiful drives.

Along this drive you will encounter many treasures: the pretty harbor of Honfleur, the Bayeux Tapestry, William the Conqueror's place of birth at Falaise, the basilica at Lisieux dedicated to Saint Theresa, Claude Monet's treasured garden at Giverny and the world-famous Mont Saint Michel, with its spectacular views from the fortifications.

The closest international airport to Normandy is Paris Beauvais Airport, with direct flights from Edinburgh and Manchester Airports.

Inside of Cathedral
Inside of Cathedral
The Conches
The Conches
The Gardens of Varsailles
The Gardens of Versailles
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