During World War II, the now-peaceful beaches on France’s northern coast were the site of invasions that set into motion the pivotal liberation of France. Despite—or perhaps because of—its role in the D-Day landings, present-day Normandy is a tranquil sanctuary on the English Channel. Moving memorials and evocative museums don’t appeal only to history buffs; nearby towns like Honfleur and Deauville draw a steady stream of artists and the region has an origin story that stretches back to the time of the monarchs.
Local hard and soft ciders, poiré (pear cider), and craft beers; Calvados apple brandy and the Calvados cocktail Pommeau
Exquisitely fresh seafood, Camembert and Pont-l’Évêque cheeses, oysters, sweet and savory tarts, and crêpes
Private onlyThe Beaches that History Built