Home to renowned impressionist painter Claude Monet, Normandy exudes the pastel brilliance of France, and is rich with cultural attractions, many of which were subjects for Monet’s paintings. For a culture and art holiday, the region can provide cosy Normandy holiday cottages to rent, and self catering Normandy holiday homes. The Rouen Cathedral hearkens back to the riches of Rouen, one of Europe’s most bustling, wealthy centres during the Middle Ages. The cathedral’s baroque opulence underscores that exquisiteness, and if you have time during your Normandy holidays you should follow the twisting, turning cobblestone streets to the Saint-Quen Abbey, yet another example of the inspired architectural brilliance bestowed upon this city. Caen is another fascinating remnant of Medieval France, whose old city just can’t be missed on your holiday itinery. One of the foremost sites to see in Caen is the Saint-Étienne. Stand under the Romanesque arches and breathe in centuries of mystery. Stay away from your holiday villa Normandy long enough for the mass; the local choir is absolutely marvellous.
Surrounding Normandy, there are as well other great places you can visit in your holidays:
Apart from the cities in Normandy, there is a splendid outdoor landscape that will delight nature lovers, travel sports enthusiasts and history buffs in their Normandy holidays. La Renardiere is a secret garden and natural park, that is also known as the “Treehouse” because of the impressive views it offers of the Normandy countryside, out to the coast, where the windy choppy beaches of Normandy provide the perfect mix of challenge and placidity that is perfect for the beginner, whether this soon-to-be fanatic tries out kite surfing, windsurfing or good, old fashioned surfing – yes, there are waves! Dry off back at your holiday cottage Normandy and relax ready for more sports adventure the tomorrow. If you are staying at the coast of Normandy, you are as well not far away from the South West Coast of England. Some coastal towns even offer ferry boat trips to the Channel Islands for example, to Sark, Jersey or Guernsey. But apart from attractions and things to do in Normandy holidays, you’ll wish to find comfortable Normandy accommodation, and beautiful french Normandy cottages so book ahead. While it’s no Costa del Sol, it’s certainly not a desolate during the peak months of July and August. We recommend that you decide early and book your favorite of our Normandy holiday rentals so that you avoid any last minute complications, and have wonderful Normandy holidays.