3 DAYS WORTH OF AWESOME 1. Visit Mont Saint-Michel 2. Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 3. Soak up the art and architecture in Rouen 4. Sip your way along the Cider Route 5. Check out the Bayeux Tapestry
MONT SAINT MICHEL The towering turrets of the abbey at Mont Saint-Michel are one ofthe most iconic images of France. The village and monastery is builton a rocky outcrop in the middle of a tidal flat and connected to themainland by a causeway. Mont Saint-Michel is considered to be oneof the wonders of the western world, and is one of France’s mostvisited attractions.
NORMANDY CEMETERYA visit to the D-Day beaches is definitely worth your time if you find yourself onthe coast. For those who had family fight WWII, the memorial honors Americansoldiers who died in Europe during WWII. It is located in Colleville-sur-Mer on acliff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the main landing beaches of theNormandy Invasion). I recommend taking a guided tour of the area to capture thefull meaning, both past and present, of what many consider hallowed ground.
ROUEN Rouen is also where Joan of Arc was tried for heresy and burnedat the stake—and you can visit the very spot where the heroine mether demise.
SIPPING ON THE CIDER Normandy is famous for its abundance of apple orchards andcider making, so no trip to the region would be complete withoutindulging in some of the local beverages. There is a clearly signedroute called the “Route du Cidre
BAYEUX TAPESTRY Bayeux receives millions of visitors each year who flock to thissmall Norman city to check out the immense embroidered cloth (it’snot technically a taspestry) known to the French as La Tapisserie de laReine Mathilde. The 230-foot long taspestry is one of the largest andmost detailed in the world, and the painstaking embroidery tells thestory of the events leading up to the Norman invasion with Williamthe conquer in 1066.
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE D day was in Normandy the beaches are still known for that today
ATTRACTIONS Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and alsoproduces calvados, a distilled cider or apple brandy. Other activities ofeconomic importance are dairy produce, flax (60% of production inFrance), horse breeding , fishing, seafood, and tourism
NORMANDY IS KNOWN FOR.. Supple Camembert(cheese ), which is made from cow’s milk Apple cider or stuff made from apples The d day beaches
MAJOR CITIES Caen is the capital of Calvados department in Normandy innorthern France Cherbourg Rouen, where Joan of Arc was viciously burned at a stake