Located 80 km West from Paris France in the village of Giverny, 4 km from the town of Vernon, Claude Monet House and Gardens are open to visitors (from spring to fall) Come and see Monet’s home, the grand Studio where he depicted the Water Lilies, the Flower Garden, the Water lily pond and Japanese bridge, conceived by the Master of Impressionnism and also his unique collection of japanese prints and paintings
About midway along the Côte Fleurie lie the non-identical twin seaside resorts of Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer, which are only separated by a bridge but maintain distinctly different personalities. See the many villas, ancients beach houses or hôtels, casinos, racetracks, and go on the track of great writers as Marcel Proust, Flaubert or Marguerite Duras…
In its strategic coastal position at the mouth of the Seine, Honfleur is a relic of an era when fishermen, pirates and explorers set sail from its harbour to seek their fortunes. Its wood and stone buildings, constructed at the height of its glory survive in a warren of streets between an amazingly picturesque old harbour… and the wooden church of Sainte Catherine up the hill.
On the track of Joan of Arc or Claude Monet, in the picturesques streets of Rouen with its numerous wooden Medieval or Renaissance half timbered houses , discover Notre-Dame’s Cathedral, masterpiece of the Norman Gothic Style, depicted by Monet, the Master of Impressionism, St-Maclou Church and its Ossuary, the Gros-Horloge, the City Clock-Tower, the Palace of Justice, the Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, St Joan of Arc Church and the Olt Market Square, site of the stake
Le Mont Saint-Michel
A magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery, the Mont Saint-Michel counts among France’s most stunning sights. For centuries one of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations, this holy mount is now a Unesco World Heritage Site, as are its beathtaking bay and high tides
Also known as the Côte de Nacre, this 80 km stretch of broad golden sand beaches was the staging point for the largest military operation in history, code-named Operation Overlord. There on beaches known b their operational code names, Utah and Omaha and Gold, Juno and Sword, early on the morning of 6 June 1944, D-Day, took place the Allied landings, followed by the Battle of Normandy. There are dozens of battle sites, cemeteries, and war museums scattered around these beaches and throughout Normandy – Not to skip, museums of Arromanches, Bayeux, Caen
The Ocean’s Gate, a seaside resort, an industrial and cruise harbor, which downtown area rebuilt by Auguste Perret at the end of the Second War had become a Unesco World Heritage Site. See the House of the Shipowner, the Malraux Museum to admire the second largest Impressionist Collection in France after that of Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Vauban Docks