Michelin Green Guide Normandy (Green Guide/Michelin)
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The updated Green Guide Normandy accompanies travelers as they explore this bucolic region of France with its picturesque patchwork fields, quaint fishing villages, high chalk cliffs and wide sandy beaches. Michelin's famed star-rating system pinpoints Norman highlights from iconic Mont-St-Michel to WWII's D-Day landing beaches. Suggested places to eat and stay for a variety of budgets, driving and walking tours, respected maps, color photos and evocative area descriptions complete the picture for a successful visit.
the far end is the two-cell island prison built in 1856. Beyond is Le Manoir, built by the first seigneur, bearing the De Carteret arms. St Peter’s Church dates from the 19C. La Seigneuriea >Open (grounds only) Easter–late Oct Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. j|£3.50. t01481 832345. The residence of the seigneur of Sark stands on the site of St Magloire’s 6C monastery. Begun in 1565, it was considerably enlarged in 1730. The square tower, built in 1860, provides a splendid view of the island. The house is
thoroughfares to accommodate increased traffic, while providing for public gardens, parks and car parks. Houses, flats and offices have been built and an effort has been made to restore individual character to towns and villages; limestone is used for buildings on the Norman sedimentary plain and plateaux, while sandstone, granite and brick are used in the woodland regions. Many historic monuments were damaged but most have been restored and are enhanced by improved settings. Montgomery
Only a 16C wood-vaulted gallery remains of this old ossuary. Pillars with skeletons, faces, shields, etc. Château de Filières Ñ20km/12.4mi NE via N15; D 31 left after St-Romain, then D 80 to the right. zGuided tours (30min) Jul–Aug daily 2–6pm; May–Jun and Sept Weekends and holidays 2–6pm. |P7. t02 35 20 53 30. The château, in a fine park, is in white Caen stone after designs by Victor Louis. The late 16C wing is to the left, and the 18C central pavilion has a Classical façade and the Mirville
Général-de-Gaulle (fee). Free car parks: the Grand Val (rue Guy de Maupasssant, 300m/328yd from the centre), the route du Havre to the S and near the former train station to the N. w Don’t Miss: Panoramic view from the cliffs of Aval and Amont. / Kids: The Tourist Train between Étretat and Les Loges. ÉTRETAT Étretat’s setting is a magnificent landscape that is unforgettable no matter the season in which it is seen. With a dyke-walkway running along its edge, the pebbled beach is framed
landscapes, the irregularity of clay-rich soil and erosion explain this diversity which even created the remarkable geological event known as the “buttonhole”. It is therefore not surprising to find here a long tradition of pottery, ceramics and brick and tile craftsmanship. Highlights 1 William II’s 11C château fort at Gisors (p160) 2 Monet’s atmospheric gardens at Giverny (p164) 4 Richard the Lionheart’s stronghold, Château Gaillard (p165) 3 A drive through the Forêt de Lyons (p168) 5