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City break in Normandy. Active leisure ideas for Normandy - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Deauville is one of the most fashionable resorts in Normandy. You can meet famous musicians, actors and politicians in this region because of the annual large film festival which is held here. Perfectly clean streets, luxurious sports complexes and perfectly organized beaches attract thousands of people every year. Casinos, restaurants and fashionable night clubs are located close to the coast. However, it is worth considering that the prices here correspond to the high level of service. If you want to get to a more silent place, you should go to the neighbouring Trouville.
It should be noted that you can’t become acquainted with the culture of Normandy without trying its cuisine. The thing is that the meal for Normands is a special important ritual with … Open
Trouville is an ideal place for romantic people, artists and sportsmen. Local beaches are nice for holidays with small children and experienced swimmers. Sea fishing is quite popular in Trouville among tourists and local people. Normans make a living fishing. So, it will be easy to rent a boat and equipment. Moreover, local fisherman can be a good instructor. Fishing attracts French from all over the Norman coast, that is why you can enjoy silent hunting at any place. Trouville is also popular among windsurfers and yachtmen.
Honfleur, a port city, is a perfect place where you can go to different sea cruises. You can visit one of the nearby islands, go to secluded bays and swim here or join a tour group and get acquainted with the entire coast of Lower Normandy at once. Cabourg is ideal not only for those who love to sunbathe on the beach but also for people who will be happy to walk around the neighbourhood. Picturesque coastal areas are rich with plains, forests and ravines. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Normans are very patriotic people like all the French. Their love for the homeland is expressed in a sense of superiority over all who were born in other places. That is why locals … Open
Lower Normandy is perfect for walking. There are many beautiful natural attractions and monuments in small settlements which are linked by kilometres of walking paths. You can walk around the neighboorhood, explore some of the nearby settlements or go on a real camping trip for several days. If you are fond of hiking, don’t miss a chance to cross the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. It is a true natural treasure and you may be lucky to observe migratory birds here. However, you don’t have to move in Lower Normandy on foot. There is a great number of public transport such as busses. Moreover, you can rent a bicycle, a motorbike or a car. But remember that you can rent a car only if you have an international driving license, driving experience at least one year and be over the age of twenty-one.
Do you want to strengthen the immune system? Then be sure to visit the Bagnoles de l'Orne thermal resort. It provides a total escape from the noise of the outside world. Many people believe that the healing powers of the local hot tubs were discovered in the middle ages. There are also suggestions that Lancelot set foot here. If you love animals, you should definitely visit the zoo in Champrepus and the aquarium «Le Roc des Harmonies». Mont Saint-Michel in Beauvoir is a perfect place where you can see everything which is connected with reptiles. In general, Lower Normandy is rich in a variety of flora and fauna, both terrestrial and underwater.
Calvados, Manche and Orne departments have a huge number of fascinating attractions that can hardly be visited all in one visit to Normandy. Perhaps the most impressive historical monuments … Open
Snorkelling and diving will introduce you to the world of underwater flora and fauna. There are several secluded beaches where you can enjoy snorkelling. But diving will give you an unforgettable experience. Lower Normandy is famous for the landing of the allied troops in 1944. The local waters are rich in dozens of sunken ships and aircrafts shot down during the bloody battles. Utah, Juno and Omaha are perfect for divers who want to see the monuments of courage and heroism of soldiers who fought for their homeland and surfers who want to conquer the waves.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Normandy
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Normandie-Maine' , 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin' , 64.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Boucles de la Seine normande' , 99.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Cherbourg' , 102.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Perche' , 110.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Normandy
♥   Amusement park 'Parc Festyland' Caen, 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Papea City' Le Mans, 125.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Normandy
♥   Restaurant 'Auberge de l’Île Enchantée' Fleury-sur-Orne. Type - Modern cuisine. 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ivan Vautier' Caen. Type - Modern cuisine. 20.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Villa Eugène' Caen. Type - Modern cuisine. 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Manufacture' Caen. Type - Modern cuisine. 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Chef et sa Femme' Caen. Type - Traditional cuisine. 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The most famous and expensive ski resort in France is Courchevel, consisting of 5 small towns. Courchevel 1850 is expensive. It is here the world's elite gathers. The rest of the places offer rather democratic prices to their guests. Courchevel is famous for its developed infrastructure and excellent opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Another major ski resort of the country - Meribel, is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Alps. The building in the city is completely wooden. It has preserved its unique historical appearance. In addition to the trails, the city has cinemas, restaurants and shops, which will provide a rich "after-sleep" program. … Open
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City break ideas for neighbours of Normandy

Guide to your best city break in Normandy - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Normandy - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Normandy?' disappears immediately.
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