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What to see in Normandy

Normandy boasts a rich heritage, both culturally and gastronomically. When going for a stroll, take a look at the half-timbered buildings, a quintessential part of Normandy’s heritage. Here are a few ideas for places to visit if you take a trip to the birthplace of Le Rustique: - The Mont Saint-Michel and its bay, where the first church was built in 709. Like Santiago de Compostela and Rome, it became one of the most important pilgrimage sites for almost a thousand years. Explore this amazing place that has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. - The old port of Honfleur, less well-known than the nearby towns of Deauville and Trouville. Honfleur inspired many artists, especially the slate-fronted buildings. Among the artists who painted Honfleur, you will find Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, George-Pierre Seurat and many others! All these artists are from what is known as the “Honfleur School”. - The Chateau in the town of Beaumesnil, built in 1633, a beautiful building featuring Louis XII architecture. Treat yourself to a stroll through its 200-acre French-style gardens. - Rouen Cathedral, not to be missed. This Gothic-inspired masterpiece took more than 400 years to build. It is the tallest cathedral in France at 151m high!