Are you looking for a place to explore and experience stunning landscapes, rich history and delicious cuisine? Normandy is your base! In northwest France, this picturesque region offers breathtaking vistas, historic architecture, and local cuisine that tantalizes the taste buds. Here are three of the most beautiful places to visit in Normandy.
Discovering the castle of La Chenevière in Normandy
If you are looking for a beautiful and majestic place for a stay in NormandyTHE Castle of La Cheneviere it is an ideal choice. This 18th century mansion is located between Bayeux and the landing beaches and offers visitors a unique experience.
Château de La Chenevière has been recognized for its excellence on many occasions. It was voted best countryside hotel by Small Luxury Hotels in 2020, best countryside hotel in Europe by Condé Nast Johansens in 2019 and second best hotel in France and Monaco by Condé Nast Traveler in 2018.
A 5-star hotel, as well as rooms of the highest standard, the castle offers its guests a wide range of activities during their stay. It has a swimming pool, tennis court, helipad, beehives and permaculture vegetable garden. The products of the harvest from this garden are used by the chef of the castle’s two restaurants to prepare tasty dishes. Indeed, you will have the choice between Le Botaniste (a gourmet restaurant) and Le Petit Jardin (a bistronomic restaurant). Several historical sites are also near the castle of La Cheneviere. These are mainly the American cemetery and the Omaha Beach memorial.
Visit Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is an impressive historic citadel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site it is known for its magnificent abbey which stands atop a rocky islet, surrounded by superb coastlines. At a height of over 100 meters, the Mont Saint-Michel abbey was built from the 11th century and has been a symbol of faith and power. Visitors can explore the winding corridors of the abbey and marvel at its magnificent architecture while gazing out over the surrounding bay. Visitors marvel at its medieval atmosphere.
Looking beyond its picturesque facades, you can discover countless stories about influential events and people who have shaped the history of France through time. Pivotal moments such as when William the Conqueror regained dominion over the Duchy of Normandy in 1047, or during the Second World War when the Mont Saint-Michel was occupied by German troops.
If you can’t get there, why not treat the newlyweds to a honeymoon at Mont Saint-Michel? Exploring this magical place will definitely be a unforgettable experience for those who love history and heritage.
Honfleur, a picturesque setting
If you like them fishing villagesTHE picturesque ports and ancient cobbled streets, Honfleur is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Normandy. Between its stately cobbled streets and charming harbor promenade, the city exudes a romantic charm that is sure to seduce visitors.
Located on the Seine estuary, Honfleur it boasts some of the most impressive scenery in Normandy, including ancient churches, historic monuments and bustling markets. You can explore the Sainte-Catherine church and the Vieux Bassin (a former port) in the old town and admire a breathtaking panorama from the top of the Honfleur lighthouse.