The association between Normandy and romance crosses the centuries and art forms, from Victor Hugo, the father of French Romantic movement to Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary with her tragic love story.
Normandy also offers a unique backdrop for many cinema classics. The beach at Deauville in Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman springs to mind, as do the streets of Cherbourg in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a film which inspired last year’s hit-movie La La Land.
Every year in June, the coastal town of Cabourg plays host to the Romantic Film Festival where cinema lovers can lose themselves in the romance of 70 international films over 5 days. This year's edition takes place from 12th to 16th June.