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Lower Normandy was created in 1956, when the Normandy region was divided into Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie) and Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie). For a short break with a difference, the landscape is hard to beat, lush and green, with tiny fields and half-timbered buildings. The region is known as ‘Cider and Cream Country’. The history of Normandy is also intertwined with Great Britain’s, where echoes of Joan of Arc, the D-Day landings, Richard the Lionheart and William the Conqueror can be seen. Everything in Normandy seems vaguely familiar to England due to the shared heritage shared; the same Vikings who visited Normandy also visited Britain. In fact the present day Normans seem to have more in common with us, than they do with the rest of the French.

The regional capital of Basse-Normandie is Caen.


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  • Last visit to Basse-Normandie: Jul 1990
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