Most popular cities in Normandy
Rouen has been the capital of Normandy since 843. This is one of the main French cities by antiquity of historical heritage and the number of historical monuments. The Rouen Cathedral of Notre Dame, Saint-Ouen Abbey, Saint-Macloux Church and the Palace of Justice are outstanding representatives of the Norman Gothic style. It was in Rouen in 1431 that Joan of Arc was executed. The city has many symbols, monuments and other reminders of this event.
Honfleur impresses tourists with its picturesque streets and narrow multi-colored houses, as if “stuck” on each other. The charm of its cobblestone roads, small shops, hotels, colorful restaurants and a truly rich cultural heritage will not leave you indifferent. At the crossroads of ancient trade routes, Honfleur is also the starting point for a variety of thematic excursions, such as the Sidra Path and the Cheese Path.
Deauville is the undisputed star of Normandy. This is an elegant and aristocratic seaside resort of the international importance. It is especially loved by Parisians and jokingly called the “21st arrondissement of Paris” because of its easy transport accessibility. Prestigious hotels, the famous Casino, thalasso centers, well-kept golf courses are there in Deauville. Multi-colored umbrellas tied with “scarves” on a special “Deauville” knot are considered to be the visiting card of the beach in Deauville. They are used for the better maintenance in windy weather. They can be found in many postcards.