Normandy Section

Castle of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte - donjon

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte fortress and abbey in Cotentin

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, a historical medieval town of Cotentin nestled around its Benedictine abbey and the remains of its once mighty fortress

Fortified Notre-Dame de Portbail Church by the harbour and sea at low tide

Portbail, seaside resort on Côte des Isles

Portbail, a renowned seaside resort of Normandy and historical village that boasts the vestiges of the oldest Christian baptistery in Northern France

Batterie du Roc in Granville - firing post and 105mm gun

La Batterie du Roc in Granville – Atlantic Wall

La Batterie du Roc is on Pointe du Roc in Granville and was part of the Atlantic Wall, the defense system the Germans built along Europe’s western littoral

Cotentin Windmill and its barn in the background

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines is the only public windmill that operates in the Cotentin region and one of the few to operate in France.

Lessay Abbey

Lessay Abbey, a jewel of Norman Romanesque architecture

The influential Lessay Abbey was built by one of William the Conqueror’s brothers-in-arms and is considered a jewel of Norman Romanesque architecture

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage in Gratot

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage was founded by the Argouges, Lords of Gratot, and is dedicated to a Norman holy man who became bishop of Bayeux in the 7th century

Chateau de Gratot - Tour Ouest, commons and entrance gatehouse overlooking the moats

Chateau de Gratot near Coutances

Chateau de Gratot, a spectacular medieval castle located near Coutances in Normandy, is steadily restored to its original state

Chateau de Bricquebec - Ruined gate and rampart

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress and its imposing polygonal dungeon high perched on its feudal mound, one of Normandy’s major medieval strongholds

Chateau de Pirou seen from low court

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest Norman castles

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest castles in Normandy and a superb illustration of medieval military architecture, a spectacular and impregnable fortress that once defended the marshy coastline

Wilhelm Lubrich's grave among his companions' in arms

Wilhelm Lubrich – Story of a Polish soldier of the Second World War

This is the story of Wilhelm Lubrich, a Pole from Silesia, who was forced to fight in the German army during WWII and died in Normandy

Quesnel-Morinière mansion-museum and Jardin des Plantes de Coutances

Coutances, the Unelles’ capital renamed after a Roman emperor

Coutances, the capital of the Celtic Unelles was renamed after a Roman Emperor and later became the seat of the Bishopric of Coutances and Avranches

Dakotas above Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle on June 6,1944

Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle paintings – Vlastimil Suchý

In the night of June 6, 1944 above Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle, is one of the stunning WWII paintings by Vlastimil Suchý, a Czech artist and aviation specialist

Christian Dior collections Louvre 2017 exhibition

September 24 2020

Christian Dior, a famous inhabitant of Granville

Christian Dior was born in Granville, a coastal town of Cotentin in Normandy where his childhood home is now a museum dedicated to his creations
Port of Le Havre by Eugene Boudin

September 6 2020

Eugene Boudin, the painter of Normandy beaches

Eugene Boudin, a sailor's son who became one of the great Masters of Normandy seascapes and beach scenes and a precursor of Impressionism
Maison de Monet in Giverny

August 15 2020

Maison de Monet and gardens in Giverny

Maison de Monet in Giverny, the house and gardens the Impressionist Master transformed into a work of art and where he lived and painted for 43 years
Beny-sur-mer Canadian war cemetery - Stone of Remembrance during the 75th Anniversary commemorations

November 11 2019

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery near Juno Beach

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, the burial-place of the soldiers who fell on Juno Beach and in the first days of the Battle of Normandy
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