Located in Europe, in North Western France, Normandy is famous for its local dishes, varied landscapes and historical towns.
Where is Normandy?
Normandy is a region in North Western France, Europe.
It is made up of 2 regions: Lower and Upper Normandy. Lower Normandy includes 3 "départements" (counties): Calvados (capital: Caen) , Manche (capital: Saint-Lô) and Orne (capital: Alençon), and Upper Normandy includes 2 "départements": Eure (Evreux) and Seine-Maritime (Rouen).
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.
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.