These two northerly coastal regions share much in common but are very different in character. Normandy has been the scene of many old and bloody battles, from viking invasions and the 100 Year War to the D-Day landings of World War 2. The result is a land full of fascinating history and stories to be told as you explore the medieval towns and harbours along the way.

There’s the UNESCO Mont Saint-Michel, a soaring 12th century island-bound abbey and the magnificent gothic cathedrals of Rouen to impress and inspire. Or tour the towns of Honfleur, Etretat and Bayeaux with its masterpiece of medieval tapestry before spending time in beach resorts like Deauville and Fécamp full of seafood sourced fresh from local fishing boats.

Neighbouring Brittany may appeal to your wilder, more elemental nature, with its spectacular rugged shorelines and unique Breton culture and language. Perhaps head for the walled port city of St-Malo before setting out to discover the megalithic site of Carnac and its astonishing insights into an ancient past. Or visit the lively town of Vannes with its cobbled streets and excellent eating establishments.

There are dozens of hidden beaches around every headland, like those of the panoramic Crozon and Quiberon peninsulas. There are nearby islands for offshore adventures too, like Île de Batz and Belle-Île-en-Mer, where the painter Monet found much inspiration. Both are easily reached by sea and hold further delights for a day, or even two, spent off the beaten path.

The Turas team will help you plan your personal journey through this special part of France, offering insider advice, making well-crafted connections and opening the doors to unique experiences and more. Just get in touch and begin your journey.

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The incredible tidal island of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel at dusk. One of the most iconic locations in Normandy and Brittany.

Postcards from Normandy and Brittany

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We work with a range of high-quality, specially selected accommodation options, from charming privately-owned B&Bs and country houses, to historic castles and fine luxury hotels in a variety of urban and rural locations.

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A charming country house hotel

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An elegant boutique hotel

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A luxury city centre B&B.

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Luxurious island guest house

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A superb city B&B

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