Tag Archives: Normandy

Walking Tours: Le Havre In Northern France (4K)

Le Havre is a major port in northern France’s Normandy region, where the Seine River meets the English Channel. It’s joined to the city across the estuary, Honfleur, by the Pont de Normandie cable-stayed bridge. Following WWII, Le Havre’s heavily damaged city center was famously redesigned by Belgian architect Auguste Perret. Today it features many landmark examples of reinforced-concrete architecture.

Walking Tour: Caen In Normandy, France (4K)

Caen is a port city and capital of Calvados department in northern France’s Normandy region. Its center features the Château de Caen, a circa-1060 castle built by William the Conqueror. It stands on a hill flanked by the Romanesque abbeys of Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Trinité, which both date from the same period. The multimedia Mémorial museum is devoted to World War II, the 1944 Battle of Normandy and the Cold War. 

Walking Tour: Bayeux – Northwestern France (4K)

Bayeux is a town on the Aure river in the Normandy region of northwestern France, 10 kilometers from the Channel coast. Its medieval center contains cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the towering, Norman-Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. The famed 68-meter Tapisserie de Bayeux, an 11th-century tapestry depicting the 1066 Norman invasion of England, is on display in an 18th-century seminary.

Walking Tour: Deauville – Northern France (4K)

Deauville is a seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie of France’s Normandy region. An upscale holiday destination since the 1800s, it’s known for its grand casino, golf courses, horse races and American Film Festival. Its wide, sandy beach is backed by Les Planches, a 1920s boardwalk with bathing cabins. The town has chic boutiques, elegant belle epoque villas and half-timbered buildings. 

Walks: Trouville-Sur-Mer In Normandy, France (4K)

Trouville-sur-Mer, commonly referred to as Trouville, is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Trouville-sur-Mer borders Deauville. This village of fishermen is a popular tourist attraction in Normandy. 

France Views: The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit

A shaft of pure sunlight illuminating the pastel façade of a village house, the improbably clear emerald shallows of a deserted Corsican beach or the unspoilt powdery snow of majestic Alpine peaks – these are just a few of the most beautiful places in France. It’s time to start planning a road trip to see them all.

  1. Plateau de Valensole, Provence
  2. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Cote D’Azur
  3. Menton, Cote D’Azur
  4. Megève, The Alps
  5. Arles, Provence
  6. Île d’Or, Porquerolles, Var
  7. Bordeaux, Gironde
  8. Cap Corse, Corsica
  9. Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans
  10. Ramatuelle, Var
  11. Cassis, Provence
  12. Chateau de Chenonceau, Loire Valley
  13. Saint-Jean-De-Luz, Basque Country
  14. Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy
  15. Grands Crus Wine Trail, Alsace

Winter Views: ‘Mont Saint-Michel’ In France (Video)

A wave of snow and freezing temperatures set a unique scene on Wednesday February 10 at the Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is a tidal island and mainland commune in Normandy, France. The island lies approximately one kilometre off the country’s north-western coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 7 hectares in area. 

Gallery Views: ‘Normandy’ – The Lockdown Paintings Of David Hockney In Paris

While museums in France are shut due to Covid-19 restrictions, private galleries are allowed to remain open and have become a haven for art enthusiasts. British artist David Hockney’s “Ma Normandie” (“My Normandy) show, which opened at a Paris gallery last year, has been the sensation of the season.

David Hockney, OM, CH, RA is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Travel: ‘Normandy’ In Northern France (Video)

Normandy is a region of northern France. Its varied coastline includes white-chalk cliffs and WWII beachheads, including Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing. Just off the coast, the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel is topped by a soaring Gothic abbey. The city of Rouen, dominated by Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, is where military leader and Catholic saint Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.