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These neighbouring regions are linked by history, gastronomy and a dramatic coastline. They are easily accessible for visitors from the UK.

One of Frances finest cities, architecturally and scenically, medieval Rouen is famous for the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral and the giant Renaissance Clock, the ‘Gros Horloge’. Honfleur has cobbled streets, twisted, medieval, half-timbered buildings and the largest wooden church in France; it also has a tiny, picturesque port, which gave inspiration to painters such as Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin.

Dinard has Belle-Epoque villas and stripy beach tents and Dinan is one of the most attractive and best preserved small towns in Brittany. The old town of Saint Malo, with its cobbled streets, is a popular tourist destination. The busy ferry port offers visitors an authentic glimpse into Brittany’s important seafaring past.

Visitors to Rennes can wander the medieval streets of the picture-perfect old town and admire the impressive parliament building or visiting the Thabor gardens. Mont Saint Michel balances on a 264-foot rock just off the Normandy coast. It is a unique place to visit before relaxing on one of the region’s beautiful beaches.

Hotels in Normandy and Brittany