History and heritage of France to visit during your holidays
Immerse yourself in the history of France by visiting these emblematic places of Normandy. A journey through time that will make you discover an extremely well-preserved historical and cultural heritage. We present below some of these essential places of our territory. Normandy reveals its important historical heritage that has been perfectly preserved on many sites. Prehistory, Viking or medieval times, admire the numerous testimonies of these different periods.
Join Mont Saint Michel south of the Manche department. A marvel of the West, it was built more than 1,300 years ago and is one of the great sites and monuments of the world heritage of humanity. A destination unique in the world that will amaze you with its history, culture, environment and spirituality.
The Bayeux Tapestry, inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by UNESCO. On a linen canvas 70 metres long, it traces the throne conquest of England by Guillaume le Conquérant and demonstrates the prowess of the craftsmans
hip of the time.
The Island of Tatihou
The Island of Tatihou is accessible from the port of Saint Vaast la Hougue, on foot at low tide or by amphibious boat at high tide. It is an island preserved for its rich historical and natural heritage. There are traces of prehistory, its Viking occupation in the 11th century and the 100-year war. In 1692, the French defeat at the Battle of the Hougue prompted the construction of the Vauban Towers, observation and artillery towers that are now listed as a World Heritage Site.
Water mill of Marie Ravenel
Water Mill of the XVIII century which was named Mill Marie Ravenel in homage to the poet who lived there for nearly 30 years. This mill with a thatched roof is exceptionally preserved, you will discover its large wheel with troughs of 6.40 m of height. Visit the interior to understand how the mill still makes flour. Rediscover the daily life of the past and participate in fun workshops around the making of bread. Settle down on the benches of the old school by visiting a completely reconstructed 1950s classroom.
Jacques Prévert house
The house of the artist reveals his creations in a green and flowery setting. Beautiful exhibitions are organized throughout the year to highlight the artist’s work. You will find original editions, manuscripts, photographs and other creations of the poet, writer and lyricist.