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Experiencing Normandy is to experience the extraordinary. Live life to the full with Normandy’s unique selection of holiday experiences. 

Learn to cook “à la Claude Monet”!


Renowned for its prestigious restaurants and its long-standing culinary tradition, Rouen is ranked as the second greatest city for French gastronomy thanks to the presence of numerous top chefs who have chosen to practise their art here. The fifteen top Rouen chefs, all members of the Rouen Toques Club, take it in turns to share their secrets on Normandy regional cooking. Amongst the cookery lessons on offer, one has been inspired by none other than Claude Monet. Get a different view of the great Impressionist master by learning to cook some of the recipes taken from his personal recipe book! More

Claude Monet's garden... worth a visit any time

Monet's garden

Giverny : this is where Claude Monet set up his easel and lived for many years. While the Monet Foundation pays tribute to the Master of Impressionism, the Monet Garden allows us to get to know the man better.

A Prévert-style cocoon of poetry


In the footsteps of the painter Jean-Francois Millet, who was born nearby, discover Port Racine, the smallest port in France, Jacques Prévert's house in Omonville, the Customs Officers' path …. all this is an invitation to dreams and flights of fancy. Drop anchor in this quiet little corner and curl up in a cocoon of poetry…

The life of cockaigne… an absolute must in the country!

Life of cockaigne

Close by to the seaside resort of Deauville and the pretty fishing port of Honfleur, ancient haunt of the Impressionist masters, nestles a holiday residence which is sure to appeal to city-dwellers in search of calm and tranquillity, as well as those little extra touches which make all the difference to a stay. Optional extras include a "full fridge" just waiting for you to delve into, meals ready on arrival, possibility to call a Chef in... Relax, your hosts will take care of everything ! More

Sweet dreams in the land of artists!

Chateau de serans

You are being offered the opportunity of staying in a three star guest room and participating in a training course in the Sérans Château under the instruction of its bubbly knowledgeable owner Balias. How can you possibly resist ? 


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