Basse Normandie

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Lower Normandy

Basse NormandieBasse-Normandie or Lower Normandy is a region in the Northwest of France, it is made up of three departments: Calvados, Manche and Orne. Lower Normandy is a picturesque region with pretty seaside towns and villages. It is easily accessible from the UK with ferries going to the port of Cherbourg in the Manche department. Lower Normandy has a temperate climate similar to that of southern England. It is famous for its cider production, Calvados a brandy made from apples and its many cheeses...

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Deauville

Deauville © ATOUT FRANCE/CDT Calvados/CDT CalvadosWith its five star hotels, marina, casinos, polo grounds, horse racing tracks, golf courses and fabled esplanade with private bathing huts, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches".

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Unusual Luggage Made in Caen

Vis a VisVis-à-Vis a professional rehabilitation association based in Ifs have opened a textile workshop devoted to recycling used boat sails. Rather than wasting it, used sail fabric and offcuts are recovered and transformed into unusual luggage to give them a "second lease of life"...

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Organic lavender grown in Suisse Normande

LavenderIt was love at first sight that brought the Dutch-British couple, Corey Koch and Bob Kyle to Calvados, and that led them to settle in an idyllic corner of Suisse Normande, near Condé sur Noireau. "It was perfectly located between London and Amsterdam," jokes Corey...

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Honfleur - Town of artists

HonfleurSituated in the Calvados department of Lower Normandy and surrounded by the beautiful Normandy countryside Honfleur is a picturesque medieval town spread around the Seine estuary, it has a rich maritime history and is still used as a fishing port today.

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Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont Saint MichelNo trip to Normandy is complete without visiting Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Considered by many as one of the wonders of western Europe this small tidal island situated just 1km off the Normandy coast close to the border with Brittany and connected by a small causeway...

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Essential Normandy

NormandyTo fully understand Normandy, one has to visit more than WWII sites and museums. To experience this region and understand its history and culture, one should visit these eight venues. Plan a trip around Normandy from Mont St. Michel to the D. Day landings...

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Lower Normandy Weather

weatherGet the current weather conditions and a 4 day forecast for the Lower Normandy region including Calvados, Manche and Orne.

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