Culture and History when Camping in Normandy

Culture and History when Camping in Normandy

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As one of the most Northern regions of France, Normandy is one of the closest and most accessible parts of the country for British campers. Particularly in the summer, the weather is perfect for a HomeCamper continental getaway!

As well as enjoy the contemporary surroundings of beaches and pastoral countryside, visitors to Normandy will find an area of France rich in history. The Bayeux Tapestry details the Norman Conquest of England in Medieval times, and the Normandy Beaches remain a powerful reminder of military sacrifices in the Second World War.

HomeCamper boasts a range of campsites in beautiful Normandy, from this coastal campsite at Blainville-sur-mer to luxury chateaux glamping at Monfréville. Travelling around the region is easy with well-connected roads and public transport.

The historic maritime city of Le Havre hosts a variety of cultural events, and was recognised in 2005 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as its impressive cathedral, a plethora of museums celebrate the writers, artists, musicians and architects with strong connections to the city. Did you know that Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, was painted in the Port of Le Havre in the 1870’s and founded the entire Impressionism art movement?!

Slightly further South, on the border of Normandy and Brittany, is this Farm Inn campsite at Mont Saint Michel. Your welcoming local hosts here can organise tours at the Mont and in the near region, at Cotentin, Granville, Brittany , Saint-Malo, Dinan and Combourg.

We’d like to hear if you’ve been exploring Normandy, and where your favourite places or attractions are. Send us your pictures with the hashtag #homecamper and we’ll share our favourite with the HomeCamper community!