Full of contrasts, la Normandie boasts magnificent stone cliffs, sandy beaches and rocky inlets along the coast. The rolling countryside is lush and green, home to dairy cattle and apple orchards, producing the region’s celebrated cheeses, butter, cream, ciders and liqueurs. Diverse landscapes, charming villages and towns with centuries-old, half-timbered houses have inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. And they have born witness to a millenium of wars, from the historic battle of 1066 to the Allies’ D-Day landing of World War II. Perhaps its best known sight is Mont St-Michel, whose splendid church and abbey rise high above the sands and tides.
Visit symbols of the capital and a not-to-be-missed monuments! The notable architectural landmarks of Paris include the Eiffel Tower (1889 the Notre-Dame Cathedral (12th Century) the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur on Montmartre (1914) and the Sainte-Chappelle (13th Century).
Paris is the home of the most-visited art museums in the world, the Louvre, as well as the “Musée d'Orsay”, noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and the Centre Pompidou.