Normandy Fast Facts
Capitals: Rouen in Upper-Normandy and Caen in Lower-Normandy
Michelin-Starred Chefs: 14 (last update January 7, 2014)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay, Le Havre city centre, Alençon needle point lace, The Vauban Tower on Tatihou Island and the Bayeux Tapestry
Top sites visited by American travelers in Normandy: 1) Giverny, 2) Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel (in terms of paying entries)
2nd largest French destination for Parks and Gardens: over 100 Parks and Gardens
3rd largest French region for Historical Monuments (listed at the center of the National Monuments)
4th most popular French region for American travelers (in terms of overnights stays in hotels)
5th largest golf destination in France: 38 golf courses
Normandy, the land of Freedom and the world’s most famous coasts: 80 sites dedicated to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
The 70th Anniversary of the D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
From March to August 2014, all of Normandy will mobilize to honor the Allied Forces who, with great sacrifice,liberated Normandy, France and the rest of Europe. A host of events, shows and celebrations will be offeredto allow each and every visitor to relive this crucial part of the end of World War II.
Home of Impressionism: Normandy, the spiritual birthplace of Impressionism, has inspired many great artists such as Monet who lived in Giverny.
World Equestrian Games: For the first time in France: in 2014, Normandy will host the 7th Alltech FEITM World Equestrian Games from August 23rd to September 7th.
The American Film Festival: Deauville, the glamorous seaside resort, will host the 40th American Film Festival.
Source: Normandy Tourist Board