La Ferme Du Pressoir, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) near Bayeux, Normandy
Chambres D'hotes en Normandie, We ensure a warm and friendly welcome !!!!
Normandy or 'Normandie' in French, is a super region. Being only 2-3 hrs drive from Paris makes it an easy place to visit and takes you out into the countryside of France.
Much of the history of France can be discovered in this area of immense natural beauty.
The D-day beaches span 50 miles along the Normandy coastline - you will find many memorials and museums giving great insight to the planning and eventual liberation of France and other occupied territories. Close by is the town of Bayeux, where you will see the Tapestry dating from 1067 and featuring another great historic moment in time - that of William the Conqueror invading England in 1066.
Mont St Michel is a must to visit - being one of France's most visited sights, the abbey dates back to 966 ! Not forgetting the Gardens of Claude Monet, visit the Lily ponds and his house - from here you can also admire the picturesque port of Honfleur, where Monet and other Impressionist painters gained much of their inspiration. There is also Rouen to visit, which sits on the banks of the Seine and is where Joan of Arc met her untimely death!
Deauville is well known for it's Film festival in September (not as famous as the Cannes one) Many a Parisian owns a weekend property here - hence the high prices! Deauville hosts the racehorse yearling sales each year. In fact Normandy is the equivalent of Newmarket in England or Kentucky in the U.S. All the best bloodlines, all the best studs can be found in Normandy! On your journey you cannot fail to see another animal - the brown and white speckled Norman cow, usually seen munching in the many orchards. They produce the super milk and cream used to make such famous cheeses as Camembert and Pont L'Eveque as well as Cream from Isigny.
Visit a French market while in Normandy and experience the French way of life - you will be able to buy Apples (from those Orchards) Calvados - an apple brandy, Cider, Crepes, Fruit, Vegetables and even the odd rabbit or two. Most towns and villages have a weekly market - along the coast are many Seafood markets to sample as well !
If you have a week spare it will not be wasted in Normandy - however do try to keep at least 3 days available in order to see the main sights.
Below are pictures of the many places to visit in Normandy - you will find Beauty, Sadness, Joy and Hope in Normandy!
Mont St Michel - a must visit while in Normandy!
Arromanches, site of the Mulberry harbour in WWII
USA War cemetery at Omaha Beach
German Cemetery at La Cambe
Honfleur, where Monet did much of his painting
Etretat on the Normandy coast
Tapestry at Bayeux, recounting the story of 1066 and William the Conqueror
The Cathedral in Bayeux
Monet's gardens at Giverny, Normandy
Swiss Normandy, or Suisse Normandie close to la Ferme du Pressoir
British Cemetery at Bayeux
British War Veteran meeting Prince Charles at Bayeux
Canadian War Veteran paying his respects to his fallen comrades at the Canadian Cemetery in Normandy