Learn About The D Day Landing Beaches

D-Day took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 and was the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Today, the sites are a key visitor attraction for those wanting to pay their respects.

Bayeux Cathedral

Discover Medieval Bayeux

Bayeux is a medieval town in Normandy and the first town to be liberated by the Allied forces after D-Day. It is also famous for the tapestry that tells the story of the events leading up Norman conquest of England.

A visit to Mont-Saint-Michel

Explore Mont Saint Michel

A visit to Mont-Saint-Michel should definitely be on your Normandy bucket list. It’s a rocky island commune topped with a 13th century Gothic abbey. Discover 13 centuries of history and restoration at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Time to relax

  Holidays are a time of great excitement; choosing where to go, planning what you might do and then the anticipation and build up. Spending a holiday with friends or family and enjoying the time away together is priceless. You can

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Gourmet food

Think of France and you immediately think of food and drink. Famous for wine, cheese, crispy baguettes, thin crêpes, pâtisserie, fôie gras, and crème brûlée amongst others. There are Normandy specialities to be enjoyed thanks, in part, to its proximity

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Explore the local area

There’s so much to see and do in Normandy. Gavray is the ideal base from which to explore La Manche region. The towns of Granville, Coutances, and Villedieu-les-Poêles are all within a 20 minute drive. The larger towns of Saint-Lô, Cherbourg

Steeped in history

Steeped in history

References to William the Conqueror, the D-Day landings and the Bayeux Tapestry are to be found throughout Normandy. The Bayeux Tapestry is a 70 metre long tapestry which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England, William I and Harold

abbeys cathedrals chateaux

Abbeys cathedrals chateaux

Coutances Cathedral, Hambye Abbey, the Chateau at Gratot and Lucerne Abbey are just some of the historic abbeys, cathedrals and chateaux nearby. The renowned abbey of Mont St Michel is only 45 minutes away. It’s an absolute must-see during your


Endless beaches

The coastline in Normandy stretches from the bay at Mont-Saint-Michel, up to Cherbourg, along the D-Day landing beaches, to Le Havre, Dieppe and beyond. The Alabaster Coast which starts just north of Le Havre in Upper Normandy is characterised by

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