Rough Guide to Normandy and Brittany

date Feb 1, 2008
authors Greg Ward
reading time 1 min
  • Book Title: Rough Guide to Brittany and Normandy
  • Author: Greg Ward
  • Year written/published: 2007 (10th edition)
  • Book Source: Google Books, Library
  • Summary: Travel guide to the northern regions of France
  • Some extracts:

The Regions:

  1. Normandy – Seine Maritime
  2. Normandy – Lower Normandy coast
  3. Normandy – Inland Normandy
  4. Brittany – North coast and Rennes
  5. Brittany - Finistere
  6. Brittany – Inland Brittany: Nantes-Brest Canal
  7. Brittany – South Coast

The highlights of Seint Maritime:

  • Hotel de la Terrasse: lovely cliff top hotel that makes a perfect first or last night stopover for ferry passengers
  • Etretat: Normandy’s most attractive little resort, offering great walks to admire its spectacular cliff formations
  • Pont de Normandie: Vertiginous Bridge across the Seine that’s both an architectural marvel and an exhilarating thrill to walk over.
  • Rouen: Despite war damages, this fine old medieval city would still seem familiar to Joan of Arc, who perished in its main square
  • Giverny: Claude Monet’s house and garden

The highlights of the lower coast of Normandy

  • D-day beaches
  • Bayeux Tapestry
  • Mont-St- Michel: Second only to the Eiffel Tower, the island abbey of Mont-St-Michel is a magnificent spectacle.
  • Les maisons satie
  • Le Ferme Auberge des Aulnettes
  • Arromanches
  • Le Conquerant

The highlights of the Brittany – North coast and Rennes:

  • St-Malo: Overcrowded it may be, but St-Malo’s walled citadels still feels like the romantic haunt of pirates and explorers
  • Dinan: With its imposing and delightful lanes, Dinan is one of France’s medieval towns
  • Logis de Jerzual
  • Au Pied d’Cheval
  • Binic
  • Ile de Brehat
  • Sentier des Dounaiers
  • Cairn de Barnenez