The island monastery of Mont St-Michel, marking the frontier with Brittany, is Normandy’s undisputed highlight. Further east, the low-slung D-Day Landing Beaches are dotted with fascinating museums, moving memorials, and sombre cemeteries, while just inland, the cathedral town of Bayeux displays its famous Tapestry. Follow the bucolic Seine Valley upstream from the exquisite little port of Honfleur to reach the abbey of Jumièges, the medieval city of Rouen, and Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny

Things to do in the surrounding area