Normandy, with its many rivers, offers people a choice of a quiet
day fishing or for the more adventurous, how about a
day in the canoe.
You can also stroll along the riverbanks admiring the old abbeys, or take a short trip
along country lanes where you are bound to find fresh produce to buy from the many small
farms dotted around.
Of course, Normandy is famous for the beach landings in World War ll and the monuments, military
relics, cemeteries, milestones and the beaches themselves are visited by millions every
year and serve as reminders of the battles that took place.
In fact, some beaches were actually named in the War (the British beaches were the Sword,
Juno and Gold and the American beaches were the Omaha and Utah Beaches) and these names
have remained in place till today.
Yet the west coast of Normandy is sheltered from the east and north winds, benefiting from
the warm currents of the Gulf Stream. You will find around 100km of sand,
occasionally interrupted by rocks and harbours, and it is here that you find the sunniest
beaches and the sea a beautiful shade of deep blue.