Normandy's top 12 selfie spots

Any trip is incomplete without clicking photographs, and selfies have become THE way to show your friends and family what you’ve been up to on holiday. So just for fun, we’ve rounded up twelve selfie spots across gorgeous Normandy. How many will you tick off the list?

Etretat Beach

Nowhere else in Europe will you find cliffs quite like those in Etretat. This unique and dramatic setting is the perfect spot to immortalise your visit to Normandy. Wait for low tide and capture yourself on the rocky beach with the majestic cliffs in the background. Come at sunset and you're in for a real treat!
Etretat © Olivier Poncelet -

The Mont-Saint-Michel from La Roche Torin

The Mont-Saint-Michel is undoubtedly Normandy's most iconic landmark, and has become a must-see site for travelers around the world. Many wonder where's the best place to get the perfect shot of this magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery. There are several good options, but one of our faves is the view from La Roche Torin, in the quaint village of Courtils. This is where you'll be able to get a view of theMont-Saint-Michel with a flock of sheep in the foreground. Once agin, the place is even more spectacular at sunset!
Mont-Saint-Michel ©Eric Lorang

The bridge at Monet's Gardens in Giverny

At the heart of Monet's picture-perfect gardens in Giverny, this is one of the iconic views that inspired so many of the artist's works. Simply stand on the famous foot bridge across the lily pond and enjoy the tranquil scenery that unfolds in front of your eyes. You may have to wait for your turn, but you can then take a shot of yourself in this superb environment.
Giverny - Jardins de Monet © g.cassiau -

Honfleur Harbour

Coastal resorts rarely come any prettier than medieval and colourful Honfleur. With its yacht-filled harbour lined with cafes, the old port is like a postcard come to life. You will probably be familiar with the look of the town from the dozens of Impressionist paintings in which it features. Sit and relax at one of the café terraces while enjoying the beautiful view, and don't forget your selfie stick to immortalize the memory in this world-famous setting!
Vieux bassin d'Honfleur © aterrom

Catène de Containers, Le Havre

Inaugurated in 2017 for Le Havre’s 500th anniversary celebrations, Vincent Ganivet’s Catène de Containers has rapidly become one of the city’s most iconic sites, and has even been dubbed ‘Le Havre’s Eiffel Tower’. Like a giant set of building blocks, the artist has assembled a string of multicolored shipping containers making up two monumental arches that sit between the city and the sea. This a a great spot to take a quirky selfie that won't fail to impress!
(c) B. Collier

Deauville Beach

Deauville's glorious sandy beach, peppered with colourful parasols in summer and backed by a 1920s boardwalk lined with art deco changing booths, is another superb spot for a selfie. The changing booths all bear names of famous film stars, so look out for your favourite actor's cabin and start posing. If you come early September during the town's American Film Festival, you might even catch several celebrities on the beach!
Deauville - Planches ©Tilio & Paolo -

The lake in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne

Still a hidden gem for many tourists, Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is the only thermal spa town in the whole of northwestern France. It is famed for its Belle Epoque architecture and its romantic lake borded by flower beds. The lovely bridge that crosses the lake is the best place to capture the town's life and character.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne © Thierry HOUYEL

Château Gaillard, Les Andelys

Overlooking the River Seine, this medieval masterpiece dates back to the 12th century. The castle is in ruins now, but the site itself and the stunning views you get from the top of the hill help make Château-Gaillard one of Normandy's most loved places. Watch the sun go down over the countryside, the boats glide along the river or the mist envelope the valley below. This spot never fails to impress!
Les Andelys © Christian Ispir

Sitting Panoramic, Dieppe

Overlooking Dieppe's historic town centre and the seafront, this elegant sculpture by artist Arnaud Maurer was designed to encourage tourists and locals alike to sit and watch the world go by below. It can be found on the castle grounds, and is an enchanting and very arty spot to take a picture of yourself in the famous seaside resort.
© B. Collier


Tucked away in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, Beuvron-en-Auge is as quaint and Norman as a village can get: beautiful half-timbered houses, antic shops and brocantes galore, small cafés and apple trees all around. Stand in the centre of the main square and you'll get a perfect view of this delighful village that has been voted as one of Normandy's prettiest localities.
Beuvron-en-Auge ©Thierry Houyel

Rouen Cathedral

Standing in the heart of Normandy's capital city, Rouen Cathedral is France's highest church. Impressionist artist Claude Monet produced a series of paintings of the building showing the same scene at different times of the day and in different weather conditions. Rain or shine, the cathedral always looks stunning, and even more so during the summer months when its facade comes to life with a colourful sound & light show.
Cathédrale de Rouen © Eric Bénard

Clécy in La Suisse Normande

‘Norman Switzerland’ is not a mountainous area, but a delightful, steep, wildish stretch around the Orne Valley south of Caen. At the heart of the region, the lovely slope-side village of Clécy is dominated by a dramatic outcrop known as the Pain de Sucre (Sugarloaf). From up there you'll get a magnificent view over the river and the countryside below.
Clécy © Calvados Tourisme