Sandy beaches and pretty seaside villages. A mystical island monastery and towns that spirit you back to the days of William the Conqueror. This is Brittany and Normandy. A region so steeped in history you can feel it. Walk it. Hike it. From Omaha Beach and D-Day memorials to St-Malo and the windswept Emerald Coast. This landscape will transport you.
1 Embark on a walk through Normandy's idyllic bocage countryside | Following a path along the Aure River, arrive in beautiful Bayeux, the first French town to be liberated after D-Day | Stroll the length of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, a stunningly detailed 203-foot-long embroidery depicting the Norman conquest of England.
2 Experience the splendor of Normandy's coast, with its unique arch formations and panoramic vistas | Explore peaceful Omaha Beach on your own and with our local guide | High above the beach, the American Military Cemetery is laced with thousands of white marble crosses | Taste farm-fresh cider, apple brandy and Pommeau de Normandie.
3 Visit the village of Arromanches, famous for the artificial port constructed to aid in the D-Day Invasion | Walk to the clifftops for vistas over town and across the Channel | Behold the Longues-sur-Mer battery, once a section of Germany's coastal fortifications | In charming Port-en-Bessin, linger for a drink at a café on the harbor | Rest and relax at an 18th-century château turned luxury hotel.
4-6 Revel in the luminous color of the Côte d'Emeraude | Journey to the island monastery of Mont-St-Michel, one of Europe's most hallowed pilgrimage destinations | Discover Cancale, the oyster capital of France | Meander in St-Malo, a fortified city with unparalleled sea views.