For a relaxing break, there’s nowhere like Luc-sur-Mer. There’s peace and tranquillity in the attractive gardens as well as ‘The House of the Whale’ which, like it says on the tin, houses the skeleton of a massive whale that beached here in 1885. Kids will love it!
Camping Holidays in Normandy
Towns and Villages of Normandy
Once a fishing village, but now a large seaside resort steeped in Edwardian elegance, Cabourg boasts a yacht marina stylish villas, formal gardens, a casino and a racecourse.
A quaint fishing port and elegant medieval houses make Barfleur one of the prettiest villages in France. Famous for its oysters, Barfleur is also home to the Phare du Créac'h Lighthouse, which stands at over 70 metres tall.
An Edwardian resort with attractive promenade, lovely bars and restaurants. Visit the casino and spend your winnings in the shops on Rue des Baines. The beach is excellent for children’s and adult’s games. The black cliffs of nearby Vaches Noires offer fine views.
One of the most visited sites in France. After all, it’s not every day you see what appears to be a mythical palace reaching out from the surrounding sands, which becomes an island at high tide. Also see the spiralled cobblestone street and Benedictine abbey.
An enchanting little maritime city with tall houses, narrow streets and lovely old dock in the heart of town, Honfleur has to be one of the most charming and picturesque ports in France.
Glamour without the glitz, Trouville has fabulous villas and a superb beach. Fresh fish is available at the quayside every morning or treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of the town’s stylish brasseries or fish restaurants.
The place to be seen, this haunt of the rich and famous was once a fishing village. Today you’re more likely to catch Hollywood’s finest at the Deauville Film Festival, at the casino or posing on the beach. Designer shades are a must.
The capital of Lower Normandy is a paradise for you culture lovers. Caen is a thriving university city, with fascinating churches and monasteries. William the Conqueror’s 11th Century fortress features the magnificent Abbaye aux Hommes, a part Romanesque/Gothic masterpiece that was begun in 1066 by order of William.