Mont Saint Michel is considered by many to be one of France’s most breathtaking sights. Set in the mesmerizing bay where the regions of Normandy and Brittany merge, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. A 4-hour drive from Paris, visiting the island is not straightforward. In this guide, find out how to visit Mont Saint Michel, from how to get there to what to see, tours … [Read more...] about How To Visit Le Mont Saint Michel in Normandy in 2024
Planning to visit Normandy and want to know if a guided tour of the Normandy D-Day beaches is worth it and right for you? Short answer: yes! It is absolutely worth it. This article, the more informative answer, will tell you what to expect from your unforgettable tour of the D-Day memorials at Normandy. Pro Tip: Planning what to do on your trip to Paris? Bookmark this post in your … [Read more...] about Is a Tour of the Normandy D-Day Beaches Worth It?
D-Day, June 6, 1944, was one of the most pivotal days in world history. That day, thousands of Allied troops began their liberation of “the oppressed peoples of Europe,” as then-General Dwight D. Eisenhower put it. Today, you can explore this important place in history from Omaha and Utah Beaches to the American Cemetery and Point du Hoc. In this article, I’ll tell you about the top must-see sites … [Read more...] about 8 Top Things to See at the Normandy D-Day Beaches in 2024
Do you like the Vikings? You should because they were awesome! But maybe you don't know exactly how much the Vikings influenced Europe or where they left traces of their civilization. I'm a Viking historian, so I know the truth about Vikings and what you should know. Here's the top places you should visit to understand Vikings. Places in Europe Where Vikings Made Their Mark The … [Read more...] about Places You Must Visit to Understand the Vikings
The magical Mont-Saint-Michel island is one of Europe's most stunning sights and ranks as one of the top most-visited landmarks in France. Discover why as you read our list of the top things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel! Pro Tip: Planning what to do on your trip to Paris? Bookmark this post in your browser so you can easily find it when you’re in the city. Check out our guide to … [Read more...] about Top 9 Things To Do in Mont-Saint-Michel
The Normandy region of Northwestern France is synonymous with World War II, bringing images of the D-Day Landings to the forefront of many minds. Outside of Normandy’s storied history, the region is known for its rolling hills, orchards and farmland. One of the world’s largest areas for apple production, French cider is Normandy’s signature export. With France known primarily for its wine … [Read more...] about French Cider: The Nectar of Normandy