There is plenty to and discover in Normandy – you can explore the lush green countryside and rural villages; learn about the region’s turbulent history during the reigns of William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart, and the later role it played in the Second World War; visit the D-Day beaches and the chic seaside towns of Deauville, Honfleur and Dieppe.
Seafood is a popular local speciality in Normandy, particularly scallops and mussels. The main local drink is cider, made from the numerous orchards found in Normandy, which goes rather well with the other local speciality, cheese. In fact, you will recognise a number of the town names in Normandy because you are used to finding them on your cheeseboard – Camembert, Livarot and Pont l’Evêque cheeses all originate from the towns of the same names.
Average property prices in this region vary from €1,954/m2 for houses and €2,412/m2 for apartments.
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Discover another side of Normandy in Pays de Falaise, with swathes of unspoilt countryside to explore and plenty to see and do, from medieval châteaux to Second World War memorials.
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Dieppe, a coastal commune in the Seine-Maritime department, that’s just 2 hours from Paris and a quick ferry journey from Newhaven, England.