Excursion to Normandy: Doneville, Truville, Rouen, Onfleur
Нормандия Normandy is a truly unique corner of France. It is here that one of the most beautiful sunsets occur, and the sea at low tide goes farther from the coast than anywhere else. Small towns, whose streets directly “breathe” with history, keep the memory of the famous impressionists and the echo of the great names of the French, and not only history. Local restaurants will delight you with an abundance of the freshest and affordable seafood. A trip from Paris to Deauville will take a little over 2.5 hours on a comfortable highway. And believe me, you will want to stay here!
Руан (Rouen) Rouen is the capital of Normandy since 843. This is one of the main French cities in antiquity of historical heritage and the number of historical monuments. The Rouen Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Abbey of Saint-Ouen, the Church of Saint-Macla and the Palace of Justice are prominent representatives of the Norman Gothic style. Joan of Arc was executed in Rouen in 1431. The city has many symbols, monuments and reminders about this event.
There is also a large number of luxurious private mansions of the XVI – XIX centuries, testifying to the historical importance and economic well-being of this city. Across Rouen, located on the two banks of the Seine, there are routes of river cruises from Paris to Normandy.
Онфлер (Honfleur) attracts tourists with its picturesque streets and narrow multi-colored houses, as if “stuck” on each other. The charm of its paved roads, small shops, hotels, colorful restaurants, combined with a truly rich cultural heritage, will not leave you indifferent. The old tank (Vieux Bassin) with, as if toys, boats and a medieval fortress (Lieutenance) on its shore are the symbols of Honfleur.
Being at the crossroads of the ancient trade routes, Honfleur is also the starting point of thematic excursions, such as: the Path of Sidra, the Path of Cheese and the journey to the origins of the Seine “In the footsteps of the Impressionists.”
Довиль/Трувиль (Deauville/Trouville) the star of Normandy, an elegant and aristocratic seaside resort of international importance since the middle of the 19th century, is at the same time a very small town. й He is especially loved by Parisians and jokingly called them the “21st arrondissement of Paris” because of the easy transport accessibility. Prestigious hotels, the famous Casino, talasso centers, well-groomed golf courses, a 650-meter promenade along the sea with art deco-style booths, from which you can watch a magnificent sunset every evening – here you can rest your body and soul. Multicolored umbrellas tied up with “scarves” on a special “Deauville” knot for the best content in windy weather have become the visiting card of Deauville Beach. They can be found on many postcards.
Exhibitions and festivals of international importance are held in Deauville annually, and the business community often organizes congresses and seminars here.
The luxury hotels of the Barrière group are widely represented. Connoisseurs of quality shopping will enjoy the collection of boutiques of famous brands such as: Hermès, Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Prada, Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Tod’s, Weston, Arfan joaillerie and others.