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  • Tailor-made authentic hotel holidays to Normandy

    Luxury holidays in Normandy

    With its lush green pastures and close historical ties, Normandy holds an astonishing familiarity for the British visitor.

    Normandy is an attractive land of white chalk cliffs, long sandy beaches, fishing ports and harbours, rich green pastures and apple orchards, half timbered and thatched houses and barns, lively market towns, sophisticated sea side resorts such as Deauville and Cabourg and sleepy villages. Famous for its dairy produce, cider and calvados, the cuisine of Normandy is hearty reflecting both its rich pastures and its proximity to the sea. Historical ties provide links from William the Conqeror to 1944. Normandy is a gentle and friendly land, small and pretty where the comforting aroma of apple wood fires lingers in the air and where the salt of the sea is in the breeze.

    With its nearby location, beautiful scenery, countless activities and charming hotels, Normandy is well-suited to both short breaks and longer holidays. A self-drive touring holiday is an excellent way to explore Normandy, and the region is a perfect place to stay en route further south, perhaps to the Dordogne region or the Loire Valley




    Average air temperatures in Centigrade: Jan 7.6, Feb 6.4, Mar 8.4, Apr 13.0, May 14.0, Jun 20.0, Jul 21.6, Aug 22.0, Sep 18.2, Oct 14.5, Nov 10.8, Dec 7.9.

    Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

    Local highlights 

    Cultural highlights include Calvados, cider and camembert, horse-races in Deauville in August, markets every day of the week throughout the region, the Route du Cidre, and the summer art exhibitions.

    Travel arrangements

    Self-drive: Ferry services into Normandy from Portsmouth to Cherbourg (4 hrs 45 mins), Portsmouth to Le Havre (5 hrs 45 mins), Portsmouth to Caen (6 hrs), Newhaven to Dieppe (4 hrs) and Poole to Cherbourg (4 hrs 15 mins). There are overnight crossings on these routes too, although the journey time is longer. Increasingly popular - take the Shuttle Folkestone to Calais and then allow about 3-4 hours.

    Normandy Map
  • A Grand Tour of France

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    The classic self-drive tour of France, taking in the diverse landscapes of north, east, south and west.

    Touring holiday to the Dordogne

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    The Dordogne region is a truly rewarding and enjoyable holiday destination. It is also perfectly situated for

    Chateaux and Manor houses of the Dordogne touring holiday

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    An inspirational touring holiday, offering you extremely comfortable accommodation in ever-favourite places, y

    Dordogne Loire and Normandy touring holiday

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    Grasp the beauty and historical appeal that is prevalent throughout the Dordogne, the Loire Valley and Normand

    Normandy Coast and the Loire Valley touring holiday

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    A dual-centre itinerary for exploring the Normandy Coast and the Loire Valley.
  • Auberge de la Source - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    A charming and attractive hotel set within picturesque grounds in Normandy.

    Ferme St Simeon - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    Today a five-star Relais & Châteaux property, the Ferme Saint-Siméon is a grand, if rather imposing, half-

    Hotel Normandy Barriere - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    The Hotel Normandy is a four star luxury hotel in the sophisticated resort of Deauville.

    Hotel Royal Barriere - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    The five star deluxe Hotel Royal Barriere offers a very high standard of service in luxurious accommodation

  • Chateau d'Audrieu - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    The Chateau d`Audrieu is a privately owned 4 star Relais and Chateaux hotel.

    Chateau de Sully - Luxury holidays to Normandy

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    The four star Chateau de Sully is situated just outside Bayeux.

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  • France

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    France FAST FACTS


    Main airports are in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, with scheduled and low cost airlines flying into the country from all over the UK.
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24)
    Roughly 600 miles wide and 700 miles long
    66 million
    Average temperature
    Varies dramatically, from about 8 degrees in winter in Brittany to 26 degrees in summer in Corsica, with snow on the Alps and Pyrenees year-round


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