Normandy

The Mont Saint Michel

Located in the department of La Manche in Normandy, the Mont Saint-Michel, « Marvel of the West », stands in the heart of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe. Just over an hour’s drive from the Hotel Outre-Mer, set off to explore one of the most visited sites in France.

Contact: +33 2 33 60 14 30

Le mont Saint Michel en Normandie

The Christian Dior Museum in Granville: house and remarquable garden

Very spectacular and relatively unknown, the Christian Dior museum, located in Granville, not far from the Mont St Michel, is the only « museum of France » entirely devoted to a fashion designer and to his creations. You will discover there the villa Les Rhumbs, house which saw the famous French fashion designer grow up, which stands on the cliff, facing the Channel Islands in the middle of an exceptional garden.

Contact : +33 2 33 61 48 21

Musée Christian Dior à Granville

Eugène Boudin museum in Honfleur or the Impressionist Normandy

Discover the Impressionist Normandy!
The museum presents a large collection of pre-impressionist and contemporary paintings by Normandy painters who have stayed in Honfleur, such as Courbet, Dubourg, Jongkind, Monet, Dufy, Friesz, Gernez, Hamburg, Herbo … and especially Eugène Boudin, the « father of Impressionism », born in Honfleur, who put the quest for light at the heart of his painting. Famous beach scenes or Salon works, evoking the atmosphere of meetings at Auberge Saint-Siméon, lead visitors to explore the different facets of Boudin’s art.

Sur la plage à Trouville d'Eugène Boudin (1863) - Musée Eugène Boudin à Honfleur

Etretat, its cliffs and its neo-futurist gardens

Romantic theater open on the English Channel where man is in direct contact with nature, the singular form of the cliffs of Etretat has inspired the most illustrious artists. Also to be discovered, the Neo-Futurist-style Gardens of Etretat which are part of a set of topiary volumes where the wild beauty of the landscape, contemporary art and architecture dialogue in all poetry. Only one hour from the Hotel Outre-Mer.

Etretat, ses falaises et ses jardins néo-futuristes

The Castle of Guillaume the Conqueror in Falaise

The castle of Falaise, exceptional fortified castle formed by three dungeons and a rampart flanked by fifteen towers dominates the city. Only an hour from Hotel Outre-Mer, the Anglo-Norman domain is classified as a historic monument. You will discover the stronghold built by the first dukes of Normandy, reinforced by the descendants of Guillaume the Conqueror and completed by the king of France, Philippe II Auguste.

Contact: +33 2 31 41 61 44

Château de Guillaume Le Conquérant à Falaise

The Bayeux tapestry: a 11th century chef-d'oeuvre unique in the world

Over nearly 70 meters long, immerse yourself in the embroidered tale of the conquest of England in the year 1066 by Guillaume, Duke of Normandy, known as Guillaume the Conqueror who became king of England at the end of the Battle of Hastings. Visiting the museum allows you to discover the Bayeux Tapestry, classified as a Unesco world memory, to approach it without damaging it and to understand its history and its creation.

Contact: +33 2 31 51 25 50

La tapisserie de Bayeux

The landing beaches

Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach … On the 6th of June 1944, Normandy entered into History by becoming the largest battlefield of all time. A real open-air museum, the historic space of the Battle of Normandy during the Second World War gathers all the sites (the Pointe du Hoc, the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the artificial harbor Winston Chrurchill …), museums and places of memory that deal with D-Day and the ensuing offensive.

Near the Outre-Mer Hotel, just 4 km away, discover the Mont Canisy Batteries located in Bénerville sur Mer, a protected natural site overlooking the sea.

Les plages du débarquement en Normandie

The Memorial of Caen

The Memorial of Caen is one of the first European memorial centers dedicated to the History of the 20th century: the Second World War, the Landing of June 1944 and the Battle of Normandy, the Cold War… From the origins of the Second World War to the end of the Cold War, the museum explains the fragility of peace. Thirty minutes by car from Hotel Outre-Mer.

Also discover : the Arromanches 360 cinema and the Memorial of the civilians war during the war in Falaise.

Contact: +33 2 31 06 06 45

D Day memorial Omaha Beach