If Normandy is the heart of western France, then Chateau d’Hébertot is surely where it beats. This stunning manor house is as spectacularly opulent inside as it is on the outside. The main property is almost completely surrounded by a medieval moat; the grounds contain a vast collection of sprawling French gardens and outdoor lounging spaces, centered around an inviting swimming pool. Inside, the 10 bedrooms are spread throughout the capacious two-storey setting, complete with Tudor-like design and accented with antique furnishings. Drawing rooms, parlors, even an indoor cinema—the opportunities for relaxation and contemplation are innumerable.
Delight in the birthplace of Impressionism and tour the home of its father, Claude Monet. Art lovers may want to time their visit with the next Impressionist Festival.
2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied troops’ bold crusade on the beaches of Normandy. Learn about the landing and the battle that followed at the many historic sites.
Visit an island monastery straight from a fairy tale. When the fog rolls in just right, this medieval site appears as though it’s floating in the clouds.
Built for commerce, it is delightful to stroll the quaint cobblestone streets of this charming port. Admire picture-perfect houses along the Vieux Bassin, the port’s heart.