Where is Normandy?


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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.

Normandie French Region

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.


Normandy Articles

Do you want to visit the region of Normandy? Check out our articles about this wonderful region in Northern France:

Best Things to Do in Normandy

Road Trip through the Normandy WW2 Sites

Most Beautiful Villages in Normandy

Things to do in Etretat

Road trip to Normandy from Paris

Day trip from Paris to Mont Saint Michel (article from

Day trip from Paris to Monet’s House and Garden in Giverny (article from

Quick Guide to Mont Saint-Michel, France

Best hotels in Mont Saint-Michel

Best Things to Do in Rouen, Normandy

Best Castles in Normandy, France