Normandy in the northern part of France has Belle Époque–style villas, luxury hotels, and grand casinos dotted throughout its vast region. It’s popular for producing quality cheeses, apple brandy, and seafood like sea scallop and herring. A short drive away from Normandy’s seaside towns like Honfleur and Rouen, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush hills and meadows, as well as half-timbered farmhouses throughout the countryside.

    Normandy has a rather turbulent past, having been part of the WWII and D-Day invasions. As a result, there are plenty of historical landmarks and medieval towns to visit during your vacation. Must-visits include Omaha Beach, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and Mont-Saint-Michel.

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    • Deauville, with its elegant harbor, glamorous film festival, and stylish hotels, is one of the most upscale areas in northwestern France. This luxurious resort town borders the Côte Fleurie, whose golden sands are framed by a bustling boardwalk teeming with pedestrians and rollerbladers. Several chic villas overlook the water. With horse races, yachts bobbing on the shimmering water, and vintage...

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    Where & what to eat in Normandy

    • 10 Delicacies to Try in Deauville

      Calvados, in Normandy, is the home of Deauville and a region that knows how to make the most of its land. This region's landscape is shaped by its orchards. The fruit cultivated so magnificently here is used in a number of different ways in desserts and beverages or in a melange of sweet and savory flavors. Cream and butter – components...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Normandy

    • 10 Best Nightlife in Deauville

      One of the most compelling draws of Deauville is its nightlife scene. With no shortage of places for happy hour, the French town boasts nonstop night scenes in neighborhood pubs, exclusive clubs and hip music venues. Its casino, marina and horse-racing tracks have also given this landmark international renown. More than just a seaside resort, Deauville has become a...

    Useful information

    • Deauville Travel Essentials

      Our Deauville Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Normandy, France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to my hotel? What currency and type...

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