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Direct flights from Kerry to Normandy

Summer departures to Caen Airport from June 29th

Apart from its picturesque landscapes and cultural heritage, Normandy is perhaps most famous for the D-Day landings in June 1944, which marked a turning point in World War II. The region is also renowned for its beautiful coastline, charming towns like Honfleur and Rouen, and iconic landmarks such as Mont Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. Normandy is a popular destination for tourists seeking history, culture, and natural beauty.

Rouen, the capital of Normandy has charming cobblestone streets and medieval building in its historic centre. The Rouen Cathedral and Gros-Horloge clock being the most popular. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Seine River and sample some local cuisine at one of the charming cafes or restaurants.

Take a day trip to the picturesque port town of Honfleur, known for its charming harbour, colourful houses and art galleries. Explore the Vieux Bassin (Old Harbour), stroll along the cobblestone streets, and visit the Sainte-Catherine Church. Afterward, drive along the scenic coastline to Etretat, famous for its stunning chalk cliffs and natural arches. Take a walk along the cliffs for breathtaking views of the English Channel, and don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic “Needle” and “Arch” formations.

The charming town of Bayeux, famous for its remarkable Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 is always worth a visit. Spend time exploring the tapestry and the beautiful Bayeux Cathedral.

Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of France’s most iconic landmarks. Explore the medieval abbey perched atop a rocky island, and wander through the narrow streets of the picturesque village below.

Head to the coast to visit the D-Day Landing Beaches, where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Start at Omaha Beach, the site of one of the most intense battles, and visit the nearby American Cemetery and Memorial. The other beaches such as Utah Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach, are closeby. The many informative museums and memorials in the area will immerse you in the tragic history of the area and give you a deeper understanding of the conflict.

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