The region is located in northern France, just 2 hours away by car is from the capital, Pairs. It is the place where cheese and other delicacies can be encountered and savored everywhere. In this region there are over 3.5 million people living mainly in the towns of Rouen (385 000), Le Havre (247,000), Caen (200,000) and Cherbourg (89 000).
Mont-Saint-Michel is an island located 1 km from the coast of Normandy with a monastery that today is still inhabited by a small number of monks who care for the monumental construction. It is visited each year by approximately 3.5 million people and is one of the main attractions in this area. Therefore, whenever you have the chance to visit Normandy you are totally recommended to include this location as part of your itinerary.
Next, Cherbourg is the second naval base in France and covers an area of 14 square km. In this city you can visit the museum of primitive history, the museum of glass, as well as a 15th century tower, which is one of the main attractions.
Honfleur is a port town situated on the Normandy coast as well. In here some of the most prominent painters of all time met and worked together: Claude Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Courbet. It is one of the places of birth of Impressionism (St.Simeon Farm venue, which nowadays became a hotel). You can still visit a beautiful church (St. Catherine) and the bridge linking Havre and Honfleur, which is made up of 184 pillars of support and has a length of 2114 m.
Le Havre is the second largest port in France and covers an area of 46 square km. In here there is a large Gothic monastery built into the style encountered in many monuments and sculptures dating from the 14th century and until today.
Rouen is located in northwestern France, on an area of 21 square kilometers and has a population of 106,000. What is really noticeable is that Seine River is passing through this town. In here you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts with a collection of over 4,000 exhibits, the Museum of ceramic tiles (18th-16th century), as well as the church St.Rouen (with 80-m high towers) and the cathedral downtown.
All in all, whenever you travel to Normandy you should know that there are plenty of things to see and do and you will not be disappointed by the beauty of this place.