Lower Normandy is a region of northern France and comprises the lower, western half of the historical Normandy. Administratively, the region is divided into three departments whose borders are shown on the map: Manche on the west, Calvados east of that along the coast, and Orne inland on the south side.
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Mont Saint-Michel is a small UNESCO World Heritage site located on an island just off the coast near Avranches in the region of Lower Normandy in northern France.
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Calvados, Lower Normandy.
Bayeux is a small town in northern France within the region of Lower Normandy. Bayeux is best known for the remarkable Bayeux Tapestry that chronicles in visual form the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.
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Caen is the capital of Lower Normandy and of Calvados département in northern France and has a population of 115,000.
Falaise is a town on the Ante River in the French region of Lower Normandy, south of the regional center Caen.
Cherbourg is a port town at the north end of the Cotentin Peninsula in Lower Normandy, France.
Deauville is a fashionable seaside resort in the Calvados département of the region of Lower Normandy in France.
Sallenelles is a village in Calvados départment of Lower Normandy, France. Sallenelles in on the D514 which runs along the coast.
Alençon is a city in Basse Normandie. A restored gem A visit to the vibrant restored town of Alençon is like travelling through time.
Coutances is a town on the Cotentin Peninsula of Lower Normandy, south of Cherbourg.
Carpiquet is a village a bit west of Caen in Normandy. The Caen airport is just outside Carpiquet.
Arromanches-les-Bains is a seaside village near Bayeux in Normandy among the D-Day beaches.
Saint-Lô is the capital of the Manche department in Normandy. The town was the scene of heavy fighting during World War II, shortly after the D-Day landings and was utterly devastated.
Vire is in Normandy, located southwest of Caen. Vire is somewhat inland of where the D-Day landings took place in June, 1944.
Argentan is in the Orne department in Lower Normandy. Argentan is some distance south of Caen and the D-Day beaches.
Sainte-Mère-Église is in Normandy, near the base of the Cherbourg peninsula. The town is located a few miles inland of Utah Beach, one of the D-Day beaches where the invaders were American.
Granville is a port town on the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy. There are roads from the regional center Cherbourg a few miles north and from the provincial capital Caen, somewhat further away to the east.
Ouistreham is on the coast of Normandy at the eastern end of the area of the D-Day beaches.
Avranches is a town on the coast in the southwest corner of Normandy, at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula.
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