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Autumn Drive Through Normandy

An easy long weekend from Paris, Normandy can be at its best in the fall, when the crowds have gone and the market towns are flush with the harvest. Read the article

Inspired by: Three-Day Drive in Normandy — by Yolanda Edwards, Published Sep. 2010

Hotels (4)

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    Hôtel des Ormes

    Bed down for the night in the cheerful hotel and let the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep.

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    Château La Chenevière

    An 18th-century former residence set in expansive gardens.

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    Hôtel des Loges

    Located in a 17th-century port, the hotel is made up of three fishermen's houses.

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    Normandy Barrière

Restaurants (6)

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    Le Moderne

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    La Reine Mathilde

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    Bistrot d’à Côté

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    Le Galatée

    Order a bowl of moules frites.

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    Au Bouillon Normand

    Order the baked-Camembert salad.

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    Ancien Hôtel Restaurant Baudy

Activities (9)

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    Port Marine

    Score some of the best Breton striped shirts in the region.

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    Les Sablés d’Asnelles

    The shop specializes in butter biscuits.

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    La Chocolatière

    The local specialty is a layered praline paillardise.

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    Gros-Horloge

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    Claude Monet Foundation

    Yes, it's touristy, but how can you miss the chance to see the gardens? Grounds stay open till November 1 and are ablaze in autumn hues.

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    Vintage Roads

    Vintage Roads is a car-for-hire service with a fleet of classic restored Traction Avant Citroën vehicles. These large touring cars from the 1930s-5

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    Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rouen

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    Bayeux Tapestry Museum

    Bayeux’s famous 230-foot-long tapestry—displayed in this well-run little museum—tells the story of the Norman conquest of England.

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    Normandy American Cemetery

    No matter how jaded you are, you just have to cry, seeing those crosses stretch into the horizon.

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