Normandy, love the land, live the life
Normandy is a region in North Western France, Europe, west of Paris.
Enjoy Normandy’s unique blend of maritime traditions and rural way of life. Marvel at its historic towns and monuments, stroll down quiet country lanes and enjoy local dishes in picturesque villages, or sip a drink by the quayside of one of its old ports while fishermen repair their nets and seagulls soar overhead.
Our luxury private tours around Normandy will lead you to Normandy Highlights as Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux Tapestry, Etretat, Honfleur, the Landing Beaches, Rouen but also to hidden gems spread all over as gardens, chateaux and manor houses, tiny villages, scenic roads and landscapes, markets and small french bistrots, antique shops and fairs, Normandy food tasting, iconic museums and authentic encounters with the locals.
Nature & landscapes
With its 350 miles of coastline and richly varied landscapes, Normandy gives you a wonderful choice of scenery and culture: the stunning beauty of the cliffs in Etretat or the long sandy beaches, steeped in history, from Caen to Arromanches, the Seine Valley winding between wooded hills and chalk escarpments, the craggy hills of the Suisse Normande, and the patchwork of fields and hedges of the Calvados county with its orchards and timber-framed cottages.
Culture and History
From Unesco-listed sites (Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux Tapestry) to the D-Day Landing Beaches together with sites linked to the Battle of Normandy and impressionist sites,… there is so much to see and do in Normandy. The landmarks are numerous, the secret paths and sites are stunning.
Gardens, Abbeys, Chateaux and Manor houses, major historical cities (Rouen, Le Havre, Caen, Bayeux, Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur…), lovely tiny villages, Horse breeding farms,STUD FARMS antique shops, picturesque roads…
The great historical Characters born or inspired by Normandy
William the Conqueror : born in Normandy, he will become the king of England
Joan of Arc was burnt in Rouen
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, The little flower of Jesus, was born in Alençon and lived at the Carmelite convent in Lisieux, where she is buried.
The painters : Monet of course, but also Nicolas Poussin, Théodore Géricault, Eugène Boudin, Marcel Duchamp, Fernand léger….they were all inspired by Normandy
The writers : Pierre Corneille, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo…
The fashion designers : Coco Chanel opened her first shop in Deauville, Christian Dior was born and raised in Granville, Yves Saint Laurent spent his free time in Château Gabriel near Deauville…
Food and Gastronomy
Famous for its dairy products, like butter, milk, cream and cheese, the region is also world wide renowned for its apple products like Calvados and Cider, its shellfish, caramel candies, typical pastries and intensely flavorful meats.
Normandy has always been known as « the belly of Paris ».
Tradition is always vivid, most restaurants and cafés in Normandy will use locally sourced products and many producers are delighted to welcome visitors for enchanting tastings.
From quick lunches to gastronomical dinners, Normandy is heaven for food lovers.
« There is a dependable tidal rhythm to life on the coast of Normandy. It’s a slow, methodical sort of place, where even the shortest meals pay homage to history and tradition. » Renée Erickson
We will bring you to our best addresses according to your envies and food habits or restrictions !
The D-day sites
On 6th June 1944, Normandy entered history by becoming the biggest battlefied of all times. The landing beaches and the date of 6th June are known by all, but the battle of Normandy that followed, also played an important role in the outcome of the second world war.
Operating as the official agent for Normandy for the National World War II Museum of New Orleans, our trained historians will lead you into the footsteps of those who made History, world famous sites and Museums as Sainte Mère Eglise, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Arromanches, the cemeteries but also to the less renowned sites which will allow you to better understand what happened in Normandy.
From Hotels and Palaces to Relais & Châteaux and Hotels de Charme, Private homes or chateaux or comfortable guests houses and gites, we will offer a tailor-made selection in accordance with you itinerary.
In a word, The best of Normandy, warmest welcome, cosy comfort or outstanding inns and chateaux,
from the most trendy and popular addresses to the most hidden gems.