Normandy is remembered for the epic D-Day landings…but its rich history dates back to William The Conquerer. Today, it wins the hearts of holidaymakers with a wealth of attractions making it ideal for touring by car or bicycle.

So what's in store on a family holiday in Normandy? Cheese. Cider. Sand. Pancakes. Tapestry. The perfect recipe for a Norman family holiday. From the sweeping sandy beaches to the rich rolling countryside, Normandy offers so much for a self-catering holiday. Wherever you end up, the pastoral scenery of this unspoilt and historic region leaves a lasting impression. 

You Said

"Very good location - near to the sea and the small town and also to numerous places of interest. A great base for a sightseeing come beach holiday. Good restaurants within easy walking distance too." Katya from Wales

Your Regional Specialist Becky

“The Caen memorial museum is a must day out when I visit La Vallee. It offers loads for the family including interactive activities for the kids. The beach is a short walking distance from the site and is perfect for sunny days out visiting landmarks and checking out the amazing restaurants. So you'll be spoilt for choice with a visit."

Hidden Gem: Pegasus Bridge

Visit the café at Pegasus Bridge, made famous by Major John Howard and his men, who landed in their gliders the early hours of the 6th June 1944. It's now an interesting stop, inside being full of artefacts from D-Day.

Old Favourite: Bayeux

Famous for the Bayeux tapestry and the Notre Dame Cathedral, this beautiful place is also the resting place to a large number of fallen British military from WW2, housing 4648 graves.

Local Cuisine: Calvados

This famous apple brandy is served all over the Normandy area, commonly served in between courses, or used in cooking. A particular treat not to be missed is apples flambéed in calvados and served with ice cream.

What to See & Do: A tour of Normandy!

From the sandy beaches to the rolling countryside, Normandy offers so much for a self-catering holiday. Take to the forested slopes of the Seine Valley, through cider orchards, and to the shores of the Alabaster coast.

Festivals and Events: D-Day celebrations

Around the 6th June numerous military vehicles processions, shows, and exibitions will take place for the 71st anniversary of D-Day.

Beaches & Lakes: Dieppe

Dieppe is a small coastal community with a lovely stretch of beach. It offers a whole host of activities from windsurfing and sailing to fishing or just lolling around making dams or putting together sand castles.