The stories are epic. Historic. From a quiet corner of France. Think Vikings. William the Conqueror. Faithful pilgrims. Allies landing. These stories really happened. But there's also the exhilarating present. Biking. Horseback riding. Kart sailing. Clearly "action-packed" is not a thing of the past.
1 Enjoy a typical Breton lunch before biking along the famed Emerald Coast | Kids set out on an exciting land sailing adventure while adults sample tasty local apple cider | Take a sunset swim or stroll along le grand plage, St-Malo's spectacular main beach.
2 Vistas of La Rance Estuary highlight your ride from the coast to the inland town of Dinan | Sweet or savory? A stop in a crêperie is a delight | Meander through medieval fortified Dinan, and discover what's behind those half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets.
3 Stop for a café in seaside Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany | Explore the magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel, an iconic European pilgrimage center and World Heritage site | Head into Normandy's Calvados département, known for its cider and cheeses.
4 Step back in time at historic sites such as Juno Beach, at Arromanches, famous for Mulberry Harbor, and Longues-sur-Mer battery, once a section of Germany's coastal fortifications | Kids saddle up for the popular pastime of horseback riding.
5-6 Bike past bunkers of the German stronghold, Pointe du Hoc | Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery | Don't miss the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman invasion of England.