HISTORIC NORTHERN FRANCE
Seemingly designed for a self-catering holiday on the coast, Normandy's wealth of sandy beaches and rustic way of life observed when moving inland is a perfect base when you need a break from a hectic lifestyle.
Those interested in WWII history can take in the sobering opportunity to walk in the footprints of Allied D-Day soldiers, with the still visible marks of war including remnants of German defences quite remarkable.
Beyond the opportunity to discover more about a lengthy history dating back to Norman times (hence the name!) and the chance to see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, regional takes on cider, pancakes and seafood makes a Normandy holiday one you will want to repeat.