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Where is Normandy? Where is Normandy located on a map? Normandy (Normandie in French) is one of the regions of France. It is located in Northern France (north-west of France), not far from Paris. The region of Normandy is delimited by the regions of Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Hauts-de-France, Centre-Val-de-Loire, and Ile-de-France.
Normandy faces the UK, only separated by the English Channel, so it is very easy to visit Normandy on a weekend getaway or a longer trip from the UK.
The capital of Normandy is Rouen, a lovely city located less than two hours by train from Paris. Other important cities in Normandy are Le Havre and Caen.
Normandy is well-known for its coastal towns, beautiful countryside, and excellent cheeses and cider. Mont Saint-Michel is definitely located in Normandy and a visit to this stunning island-abbey counts among France’s best things to do.
The Region of Normandy in a Nutshell
Population: 3,499,280 (2017)
Main cities in Normandy: Rouen, Le Havre, Caen.
How far is Normandy from Paris? Rouen is only 137 km from Paris while the Normandy beaches are 250 km from Paris.
Average temperatures (max /min): In Rouen January – 6.4C /1.1C; April – 13.7C / 4.7C; July – 22.8C / 12.8C; October – 15C / 7.8C; In Caen January – 8C /2.6C; April – 13.6C / 5.3C; July – 22.6C / 13.1C; October – 16.1C / 8.7C
Main attractions in Normandy: Rouen, Caen, Bayeux, Etretat, Honfleur, Suisse Normande, Giverny, WW2 Sites, Mont-Saint Michel, cider route, route of the abbeys.
Normandy regional food: agneau des prés salés (sheep grazing around Mont Saint-Michel), oysters, mussels, scallops, cheese, and all kinds of milky products.
Do you want to visit the region of Normandy? Check out our articles about this wonderful region in Northern France:
Day trip from Paris to Mont Saint Michel (article from worldinparis.com)
Day trip from Paris to Monet’s House and Garden in Giverny (article from worldinparis.com)