Normandy France Hiking – coastal paths and countryside walks that take you past some of Normandy’s most well known sites and towns. Normandy is the birthplace of Impressionism, the name and artistic movement inspired initially by Claude Monet who did work in Honfleur as well as other sites in Normandy. Honfleur and its port will leave you impressed and perhaps inspired to paint or draw all along the route. You will get an experience for the interior lands where apples grow and are used for cidre as well as the famous Norman whiskey – Calvados. You finish on the landing beaches of WWII where you can begin to get an idea of the immensity of the landing that was the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany in France. Visit the sites between Arromanches and Colleville sur Mer, site of the somber and beautiful American Cemetery. Finishing in Bayeux, stroll the old streets and visit the cathedral, and the famous Bayeux Tapestry which depicts other, earlier, great battles of Norman conquest in England. Hiking here will offer incredible coastal views over impressive cliffs that will give you a real sense of the ‘savage beauty’ of this land and the determination of the troops that landed here!