This historic region takes up the central third of France’s northern coast, starting south of Dover at Le Tréport, continuing west to Avranches and also including the arm of Cherbourg that reaches into the English Channel. The region encompasses the departments of Calvados, Manche, Orne, Eure and Seine-Maritime.
Normandy is nicknamed ‘the Parisians’ playground’, as many capital-dwellers escape to holiday homes there, especially during the summer. You’ll find that Normandy is far more laid-back, with a succession of apple orchards, half-timbered farm buildings, fields of dairy cattle and quaint market towns.
As Normandy offers both a quieter, rural life and a more animated coastal scene, naturally, properties in the latter cost more due to demand but even that can vary from one resort to another. Normandy can offer plenty of land, and its history means that you’ll find châteaux, farmhouses, and homes with stables.
There are regular flights that have access to Normandy for example, the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is just a short 2 hour drive from the department. There is also the option to travel by train as there are direct connections from Paris to all the main cities in Normandy.