Normandy Quick Facts:

  • That pat of butter on your plate in a Paris restaurant is almost certainly from Normandy.
  • The port of Le Havre is France’s largest international shipping port, though in the 19th century, European immigrants to America always sailed out of Cherbourg.
  • 300,000 troops landed on June 6, 1944 for the Normandy invasion which spelled the beginning of the end for World War II in Europe.
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Normandy Gastronomy

Normandy GastronomyHere the palate discovers the pleasures of the farm: butter, cream, cheese and apples. The famous cheeses of Camembert, Livarot and Pont-L'Evêque accompany most meals. Many dishes are made with cream sauce a la norniande. The region boasts a number of excellent restaurants and has a total of 28 Michelin Stars.

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