Moon Normandy & Brittany: With Mont-Saint-Michel (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
Dramatic coastline, charming villages, unforgettable history, and distinct local culture: See a different side of France with Moon Normandy & Brittany. Inside you’ll find:
- Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Normandy and Brittany that can be combined into a 2-week trip, plus suggestions for easy side trips
- Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, outdoor adventurers, and more
- Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Hike the dramatic chalk cliffs of Étretat or stroll the gardens that inspired Monet's Water Lilies. Cycle the rolling hills and endless backroads to small villages and sip cider with locals at a Celtic Festoù-noz pulsing with traditional dance and music. Pay your respects at the D-Day beaches and monuments and learn about the largest military landing in history. Admire the spectacular monastery rising above the tidal plains of Mont Saint Michel and enjoy fresh seafood in Saint-Malo
- Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine, from creamy cheeses in Normandy to Breton galettes and cider
- Local perspective from British expat and local expert Chris Newens
- Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Helpful resources on COVID-19 and traveling to Normandy and Brittany
- Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each region
- Handy tools such as a French phrasebook and tips for traveling with children or as a senior
Exploring more of France? Try Moon Provence or Moon French Riviera.
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About the Author
Chris Newens is an award-winning British writer based out of Paris. He has very close ties to Normandy, thanks to a family home in the seaside village of Varengeville, just outside of Dieppe, and he visits the area upwards of six times a year, always passing through Rouen on the way. He has toured the Finistère region, attending little-known festivals and finding hidden tourist gems.
Beyond his passion for Normandy and Brittany, Chris is also a great lover of travel and travel guides and spent his youth obsessing over countless destinations around the world, pouring over maps and guides to do so. And, indeed, while he's had experience in many different areas of the writing industry—including as a finance journalist for the New York Times and later produced copy for Australia's National Parks and Wildlife Service—travel has always been his main love.
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