Falaise Castle: Places to Visit in Normandy
Everyone knows that Normandy is one of the top regions to visit in France. The reason? Normandy has one of the biggest blockbuster sights in all of France. Maybe, all of Europe.
The Normandy Beaches are still a major draw for visitors. The beaches, particularly Omaha and Utah beaches, where the Allied invasion took place still draw many, many people. The vision of all the crosses commemorating all those lost in the battle will move in the strongest stoic.
Another of the most popular sights is Mont Saint Michel Abbey, the link will take you to a more detailed page on the Abbey.
But, many of the best sights are not as commonly known to visitors that are more unfamiliar to the region. The trick is to travel the backroads a little bit, and you might just find a little known treasure that few others know of.
That is exactly what happened to us as we drove from Honfleur to Mont St Michel. Off the beaten path for us we found Falaise, a rather unremarkable town with a remarkable castle and history.
When we stumbled upon the castle, Jodi was beside herself. Her lineage includes much of the royalty on both sides of the Channel, and the statue just outside the castle depicting the dukes of Normandy included the likeness of Rollo the Walker, a dastardly fellow by all accounts.
Falaise Castle turned out to be one of our top places to visit in Normandy. The thing that got us was this massive stone structure in the middle of reconstruction, and how then were blending modern light and sound elements to tell the story of the castle and its history.
We really recommend making this little side trip, and think that you will find it a worthwhile use of your vacation time.
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