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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29 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    cute sheep in the green. 🙂

  2. Cloudia says:

    Thanks for the wonderful day!

  3. Anu says:

    Wow! That does sound amazing! And how many miles is that you covered? I haven't been to that part of france. But it sure is beautiful. Will add it to my bucket list!

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Looks like such a beautiful part of France and what a delightful trip you had! Thanks for sharing, Indrani! Have a great week!

  5. Karen says:

    Oh, nice…very nice. France, it's on my bucket list!

  6. thats a fun roadtrip.

  7. Carver says:

    Looks like a beautiful part of France to explore. Beautiful scenic shots.

  8. George says:

    This sounds like a wonderful driving trip. Taking a car has many advantages. It's just too bad you didn't have more time.

  9. ladyfi says:

    How lush and green and gorgeous.

  10. Looks like an awesome place with amazing scenery. The last picture of the chubby wooly sheep in the green field is superb.

  11. We were in Normandy 3 years ago…it was absolutely lovely!!! We were on a cruise and didn't have much time to wander in the countryside…we headed straight for the American cemetery…a very moving experience. Normandy is definitely someplace I would like to go back to and wander about the countryside!!!

  12. Meena says:

    Tht seems so soothing!

  13. eileeninmd says:

    Pretty shots from your drive, Indrani! I really love the sheep. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

  14. Gattina says:

    That's an area I have never been ! I have been in the Bretagne and in Paris of course and also the coast along Calais and of course the côte d'Azur, but that's it ! Nice pictures !

  15. Bikramjit says:

    oh yes , come easter we have planned for driving from uk to italy and oh yessssssssssssssssssssssssss beautiful picture
    do you know how and what areas we should drive through , if yes then do email and give me some hints .. first time we will be travelling


  16. Disney?? Oh my! I would love to see that countryside and then visit the museums. Sigh!

  17. Lovely pastoral photography ~

    (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Kusum Sanu says:

    Lovely green Indrani. Those woolly sheep make me feel warm.

  19. Dana says:

    I love how green everything is!

  20. Gary says:

    Love those sheep!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  21. The countryside is lovely!

  22. Anna says:

    Beautiful pictures and story, Indra!
    Love the sheep… ;))
    Have a nice week and warm greetings, Anna

  23. A nice day out in Normandy.

  24. Fun60 says:

    Great pictures of the area.

  25. Oh wow, driving through France… must be a dream come true. I can imagine how lovely it must be, nice pictures.

  26. Born after World War II, I always pictured Normandie and Bretagne as "romantic." Hope you also drove to Southern France, like Arles, where van Ggfh lived?

  27. Some day I need to discuss my dream trip to Europe with you. You seem to do this so beautifully. I only remember taking the TGV to a station called Douai and driving to Ameins. Alas, i did no photography those times.

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