Places of Interest in Normandy

Information on the main tourist attractions, places of interest and sights to see in Normandy...

Mont St-Michel

A UNESCO heritage site lying between Brittany and Normandy, this national monument draws over 850,000 visitors a year. Places to visit include the museums, the Abbey of Mont St-Michel and St-Aubert's Chapel.

See website Mont-Saint-Michel and the Mont St-Michel Tourist Office website

Normandy Horse Racing

Normandy is the land of horses and the seacoast is the setting for horse racing. Normandy has two prestigious national stud farms, at Saint-Lô and Le Pin, and they are now classified as an historical monument.

You can watch horse racing at the Hippodrome de Deauville La Touques, or at the Hippodrome de Deauville Clairefontaine.

Apples and Cider

Apple orchards are one of Normandy's features, and apples are a big part of Normandy's gastronomic repertoire. Much of the apple harvest is used to make cider and Calvados, an apple brandy that is aged for two years in oak barrels. Other local Normandy drinks include Poiré made from pears.

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of William the Conqueror and the Norman invasion of England in 1066. The tapestry is displayed in a renovated seminary, Centre Guillaume le Conquérant.