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Bicycle Brittany & Normandy

Western France

Brittany and Normandy coast

Essentials of Brittany and Normandy:

Brittany - As the westernmost part of France, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, Brittany offers a variety of coastal landscapes, wide beaches, Romanesque chapels and imposing castles. It is also the stuff of tantalizing legends and mythical forests, Neolithic monuments, resort towns and charming fishing villages. Comprised of quiet country roads with moderate slopes, Brittany is an ideal place for cycling.

bikingBrittany coastNormandy - Home of the stunning abbey of Mont St. Michel, the famous camembert cheese and Calvados (Norman apple brandy), Normandy abounds with historic battles and heroic moments, such as the D-Day landing beaches, and the Bayeux Tapestry, illustrating William the Conqueror’s Battle of Hastings.

EtretatCuisine: Meals highlight the many local and regional delicacies, reflecting the abundance of fresh seafood and shellfish, local cheeses, lamb and crepes, as well as the favorite local beverages, which come from the orchards rather than vineyards..

Highlights: Trebeurden, Paimpol, Mont St. Michel, Bayeux, D-day landing beaches.

 

 

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