Normandy is steeped in culture, with world-class museums, visitor attractions, Impressionist landmarks and arts festival offering visitors an insight into the Normandy way of life over the centuries and its both its classical and contemporary creativity. 

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Normandy, birthplace of Impressionism

Welcome to Normandy, the birthplace of Impressionism. Inspired by the unique light, the beauty and the mystery of Normandy, Impressionist painters set up their easels along the Channel coast and the banks of the Seine, in Rouen’s old town and Monet’s private gardens in Giverny.