Normandy is a small region in France, but it is spectacularly rich in history, culture and architecture. The region of Normandy has played an important role in the development of Europe. It is from here that the Normans conquered Britain in 1066, and it is here that another cross-channel invasion (this time in the opposite direction) resulted in the D-Day landings which led to the liberation of Europe in World War 2.
Today, Normandy remains a beautiful and culturally vibrant region. It is a very popular tourist destination, with many travellers to Normandy choosing to stay in farmhouses which can be rented by the day or week, and visit historical sites such as the famed Mont Saint-Michel, which was an inspiration for the design of Minas Tirith in the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, directed by Peter Jackson, or visit the sites of the allied D Day landing beaches in Normandy. Thanks to fast ferries and the chunnel, many British citizens have bought holiday properties in Normandy and some even live there and commute to work in Britain.
Offers a collection of images and drawings of the Normandy region of France. Tags: Normandy, D Day Beaches, France