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Normandy France tourismNormandy is known to be one of the most amazing places to visit in France. Normandy is known to be one of the most amazing countryside in France and is known for its remarkable places to visit there.

The town of Normandy is not too small yet it is one of the most beautiful countryside in France. This place has many attractions and is very popular among tourists from all over the world.

There are many places where you can visit here. The town of Alencon is known to be one of the most beautiful towns here. There are many old houses and the Church of Notre Dame is one of the most popular places here. The Circular Grain Market is also a notable place. This place is known for the lace and the the Alencon Stitch which are known lace making styles popular all over the world.Saint Germain century entrance door and stained glass windows.

Argentan is another place which is known for its famous horse breeding area. There are some beautiful churches in the area like the Saint Germain and Saint Martin. This place is also famous for another style of lace making known as Point d’ Argentan.

Avranches is a place which overlooks the bay and has several places of importance there like the Mont St Micheal Abbey at the Town Hall. There are some gardens and museum here and is a place of great tourist interest. The manuscripts of the Mont St Micheal Abbey is one of the most popular places to visit and see.

DomfrontCamembert is a small town which is located in Normandy and this village has some half timbered houses. There are places where you can picnic here and also go in for some long walks and get to explore this hamlet more.

Cherbourg is a small fishing village which was developed into a historic port and which had been designed by the Vauban. This place was one of the strategic naval port which was built during the Napoleonic wars. There is a marina here which has over 1000 moorings. This place has been significant for being one of the main areas which has witnessed the wars of the time.

Domfront is one of the major tourist attractions of the place. This place has a medieval town which has timber fronted houses which overlooks the valley and the river Varenne.

These are some of the popular areas where you can visit in Normandy.

There are many things which you can do here too. These are few of the interesting activities in which you can indulge into.

Activities to indulge in here

There are some popular activities to indulge in here. Other than exploring the town, you can simply laze away your time reading your favorite book, or walking down by the river or just helping the local residents in their day to day activity. There are some places where you can head in for trailing, trekking and hiking.

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