Normany in March?
January 13, 2006 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Normandy in March. What to see?

We're spending 2 weeks in Normandy just outside St Lo. We have decided on the staples - Bayeux, St Michel, the Beaches and a selection of highlights from guide books. Any must-sees that don't get the attention they deserve in guide books that you would recommend?
posted by Neiltupper to Travel & Transportation around France (5 answers total)
The Cathedral at Chartres.
posted by wsg at 10:19 AM on January 13, 2006

The Bayeux tapestry is a must....I also enjoyed Rouen. The best part of my trip to Normandy was where I stayed. I didn't book anything ahead, but stayed two nights in Bayeux - one at a 17th century chateau and another in a similarly aged coach house. Can't remember the names of them - but we just drove around and there are all these little signs for lodging with arrows pointing down side roads - we wanted to stay longer just to experience more of these gems.
posted by meerkatty at 11:28 AM on January 13, 2006

If you're into a little WWII history, maybe try a Battlebus tour of beaches and battlefields? I'm dying to go on one someday.
posted by schoolgirl report at 11:30 AM on January 13, 2006

The Peace Museum in Caen is one of the best-curated history museums around.
posted by catesbie at 2:25 PM on January 13, 2006

Previously on AskMeFi, and I would add the Cathedrals at Rouen (see also: Monet) and Chartres. Also second meerkatty's comment about just driving down side roads to find a place to stay for the night.
posted by bright cold day at 6:02 PM on January 13, 2006

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