A Hidden Gem - Normandy, France

Author: Ig Slavin
Published: December 09, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Normandy, located in northern France is famous for the D-Day landing of the allied forces in WW II. The region's rich historical offering makes it a marvelous travel destination for history enthusiasts and those who would want to get away for a trip in Europe.

Boasting dramatic landscapes with gorgeous shoreline, rugged cliffs and verdant valleys, Normandy is a perfect destination for those who love stunning natural scenery. Sightseeing is also a delight in the area with its many picturesque towns, vibrant market scene, impressive architecture as well as stunning parks and gardens. And, those who are passionate about art are in for a big treat because some of the best works of world-renowned masters such as Monet, Turner and Sisley were inspired by the area's natural beauty.

Normandy is divided into two regions: Upper Normandy and Lower Normandy both offering a diverse set of breathtaking landscapes and wonderful attractions, which makes choosing between these two destinations a challenging thing to do. Upper Normandy is composed of the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime covering the towns of Evreux , Giverny, Dieppe, Le Havre and Rouen. The area is known for its breathtaking landscapes that have inspired many famous impressionist painters. The town of Giverny, in particular, is a popular tourist destination for fans of the great Monet. During summer, you will find a long line of eager visitors waiting outside his house to see relics of his genius.

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