The village and abbey of Mont-St.-Michel are an iconic sight on the coast of Normandy. | Steven Harrison / Alamy Stock Photo
While you’re in Normandy, check out these other attractions.
Mont-St-Michel: This spire-topped village and abbey (pictured above) on an island has inspired visitors for centuries. The view at night from the mainland end of the breakwater is magical.
The Bayeux Tapestry: The story of William the Conqueror and his 1066 invasion of England is told in 230 feet of illustrated cloth at the Bayeux Museum, which also houses the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Bayeux Tapestry adult admission, about $11; combined adult admission to both museums, about $14. bayeuxmuseum.com.
Honfleur: Corot and countless other artists have painted this fishing village on the Seine estuary.
Deauville: This community, which has been a beach resort since the 19th century, hosts an annual film festival focusing on American cinema each September. Take a stroll on the boardwalk.
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Where to Eat
La Rapière Restaurant serves dishes such as chicken breast with dried fruit and a Norman goat cheese tart in a wood-beamed dining room. larapiere.net.
Le Petit Normand offers fresh local fish and onion soup in a small street-front bistro. (011-33) 231-22-88-66.
Le Moulin de la Galette is a nice little creperie when you want something less extravagant. lemoulindelagalette.fr.