Normandy & Brittany

With its medieval towns, Roman ruins, dramatic coastline and sometimes brutal past, Normandy is imbued with cultural and historical significance of surprising clout. Wander the cobblestone streets of the island monastery of Mont St Michel, a photographer’s dream, and visit the sombre D-Day beaches, which played a pivotal role in World War II. Continue on to Brittany, through quaint coastal villages to the ramparts of Saint-Malo, a pirate hub eons ago. Sample oysters fresh from market stalls dedicated to the region’s famous molluscs or find a traditional crêperie and enjoy the regional delight accompanied by a petite bowl of cider as it’s customarily served.