Drive Through Normandy, France

Normandy, in the western part of France, covers the region between Caen, River Sienne and the sea. It is one of the most attractive regions of France; you may keep driving for a week through the region yet not see it all! I drove through the region as I transited from Arras to Amiens to Liseux for night halt and then to St. Michel and from there to Fougeres (Britanny) for night halt. That is just two days!

A hardcore traveler requires many more days.The route on google maps.

Yet, what I saw and experienced was very pleasing; one of the best drives ever! The roads are smooth with green covers from both sides; a luxuriant softness so typical of the region. Sometimes we would cross long stretches plains, hillsides with plenty of cows and sheep grazing. As we paused to take their snaps, they too paused their munching to smile back.

There is plenty to see in terms of history and nature. The region is dotted with small towns rich with history, castles and chateaus. You can even stay in some of them. Plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants offering tasty Normandy dishes. Traveling by car had its advantages, not getting bound to routes of busses and trains. Plenty of options are available to explore. We had the book by “DK Back Roads France” as guide. Different kinds of tours and trips are suggested to suit your taste. We often steered off to smaller road treating ourselves to unbearably scenic sights and just when we felt we were getting lost our GPS would rescue us.


Having said all these let me add: tourists from all over the world flock to France, most do so to visit the Disneyland there!

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La Chapelle de St-Hubert, Amboise, France
Cloister, Le Mont St. Michel, France

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