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Normandy is an affair of the heart. To visit this land of apple orchards and loamy pastures, of windswept cliffs and wave-dashed beaches, is to fall in love with its generous charms. This is one of France's largest regions. Its five départements—Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne, and Seine-Maritime—are divided into Upper and Lower Normandy. Within easy reach of the French capital, Normandy is often called the "lungs of Paris," and it lies but a short sail across the Channel from Britain. Read more...

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La Pommeraie


The Legacy of Claude Monet
It isn't a palace or royal legend that brings travelers to this tiny village 75 kilometers northwest of Paris; what draws crowds to Giverny is the artistic legacy of Claude Monet. From 1883 until his death in 1926, Monet lived and worked in these sublime surroundings, a setting he created largely by and for himself.


Restaurant Gill
8-9, quai de la Bourse
76000 Rouen
Phone: 33 (0)2 35 71 16 14

The cuisine of Gilles Tournadre is well-crafted yet light, and diners will find the Rouen-style pigeon here as succulent as they come.

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(Updated: 01/07/13 CT)

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