Normandie travel guide by Leo

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Normandie travel guide by Leo

"Must See" placesThe Normandy BeachesOn June 6, 1944, Allied forces—consisting of troops from the Free French Forces, the United States, England and Canada—landed on the Normandy beaches to fight Nazi Germany during World War II. This momentous invasion is called D-Day. After the ensuing battle, approximately 100,000 Allied soldiers began their march into Europe. You can tour Sword, Gold, Juno, Utah and Omaha beaches of Normandy, where the various troops landed. There also is an American War Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.

Fast Facts Normandy is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. Normandy is situated along the coast of northern France. Its name is derived from the Vikings—or Normans—who settled the area during the ninth century A.D. The region has a rich and colorful past, with many tourist attractions that reflect this heritage.The continental territory covers 30,627 km² and forms the preponderant part of Normandy and roughly 5% of the territory of France. Area 30,100 km².Capital city: RouenNormandy has a population of 3.45 million people or 5.5% of the French population.


This is what the local food looks like.

This is the region's flag!

GastronomyRegional dishes are: Apple Pie, Pot au feu, Sole Meuniere, Veal Stew, Milk and Cream, Seafood and meat. Products from the region are cheese, vegetables, wines, such as, champagne is from Champagne-Ardennes; roquefort - variety of blue cheese - is from Midi-Pyrénées)

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Giverny is a picturesque village located on the Seine River and was the home of the famed French impressionist Claude Monet. Tourists can visit Monet’s house and the gardens that inspired some of his work. It is also home to historic mills, the Giverny Museum of Impressionism, archaeological sites dating back to the Neolithic period and Bizy castle, which is classified as a national monument.


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