Here in Normandy we are just so lucky to have a huge heritage of medieval history left to us. An abundance of parish churches, cathedrals, abbeys, castles, romantic ruins and unique artifacts like the Bayeux Tapestry await the eager-beaver visitor. They draw millions of visitors every year. Seine-Maritime, the Eure, the Orne, Calvados and the Manche, every single département has its share of this rich past.  

Medieval sites in Calvados

Medieval sites in Calvados

You can discover – or rediscover every part of William the Conqueror’s unbelievable CV here in CalVados! (sic) There are traces of his birth in Falaise, his battle in Bayeux and his death in Caen. The Castle, the Tapestry, and the Abbey. But there were other characters apart from the Bastard! Come and find out! […]

Medieval sites in the Eure

Medieval sites in the Eure

The Château Gaillard, Richard the Lion Heart’s great fortress, the Grey Tower of King Philippe Auguste, the Abbey of Mortemer…these are just a few of our medieval treasures! The Eure has a wealth of churches and castles to catapult us into the medieval past. Château-Gaillard Although reduced to a ruin, the Château-Gaillard crowning the rocky […]

Medieval sites in the Manche

Medieval sites in the Manche

The extraordinary legacy of the Middle Ages in the Manche gives us great churches like the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel and Coutances cathedral, but also lesser known beauties like Pirou castle and Cerisy-la- Forêt. THE ABBEY OF MONT-SAINT-MICHEL Let us head for one of the great centres of medieval pilgrimage. After tramping up the cobbled streets […]

Medieval sites in the Orne

Medieval sites in the Orne

Medieval towns like Domfront, and Bellême in the Perche, castles like Carrouges or the Château des Ducs d’Alençon offer a treasure trail through the medieval heritage of the Orne.

Medieval sites in Seine-Maritime

Medieval sites in Seine-Maritime

From the spectacular ruins of Jumièges Abbey to the cathedral city of Rouen and its associations with Joan of Arc, full frontal drama awaits you in Seine-Maritime.

The most beautiful medieval castles

The most beautiful medieval castles

The castles of Ivry la Bataille, Montfort-sur-Risle, Robert le Diable… so many reminders of medieval life and conflict in Normandy.