Normandy

A Normandy Road Trip

A Normandy Road Trip

What is Normandy most known for? If you ask an American, he or she will likely say D-Day, the decisive battle of World War II. But if you ask the French or other Europeans, in addition to D-Day, they may tell you horse racing or cheese. Surprised? How about apples?...

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Rouen: Gateway to Normandy

Rouen: Gateway to Normandy

If you are heading north from Paris to Normandy, you shouldn’t miss the historic and charming city of Rouen (pronounced Roo-on, with a nasal n.) This mid-sized town sits on the Seine River. Rouen is crisscrossed with medieval streets, dotted with half-timbered houses,...

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Northern France: The Inland Tour

Northern France: The Inland Tour

If you read last week’s post, part one on Northern France, you saw highlights of the Opal Coast, the north coast of France facing the English Channel. But there are also unforgettable places to lure you inland. There will certainly be a few surprises, too. One of the...

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The Northern Tip: Beach Tour

The Northern Tip: Beach Tour

Ever wonder what lies at the northern tip of France? If you’re in Paris, keep heading north until you reach a region called Hauts-de-France, or simply, northern France, just east of Normandy. This area used to be two regions, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (close to the English...

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The Apple Culture of Normandy

The Apple Culture of Normandy

Wine tours are famously popular in France. But up north there’s something besides wine that’s drawing foodies and beverage enthusiasts. Apples. Apples? Normandy is often identified with D-Day landings and World War II history, and rightfully so. But there’s a lot more...

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