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Normandy

Sweeping coastlines, half-timbered towns, and thatched roofs decorate the rolling green hills of Normandy. Despite the peacefulness you sense today, the region’s history is filled with war, from Viking invasions to William the Conqueror, from Joan of Arc, and of course the 1944 battles of D-Day. The rugged, rainy Norman coast harbors wartime bunkers and enchanting fishing villages like Honfleur. And, on the border it shares with Brittany, the almost surreal island abbey of Mont St-Michel rises serene and majestic, oblivious to the tides of tourists.