Normandy Property Blog: News and Information from the region

NORMANDIE – with its fine beaches, idyllic countryside and historic heritage …


Formerly the ‘Dukedom’ of Normandy, it is currently divided into two regions: Haute Normandie (Upper Normandy) in the East and Basse Normandie (Lower Normandy) to the West. Soon to be reunited, but still today separate regions of France.

Normandy is one of the greatest historic regions of France and the story of Harold and his cousin William the Conqueror is magnificently told in the historic Bayeux Tapestry dating back to the 11th century, which can be visited in Bayeux, a few miles to the west of Caen.

Le Havre, Caen and Rouen are the three main cities in this region. There are four smaller cities – or large towns, these being Evreux, in the Eure,  Cherbourg and Dieppe, a minor seaport, and Alençon, capital of the Orne.

Outside the towns and cities, Normandy is a prosperous agricultural area, specialising in dairy products, fruit (notably apples) and mixed farming. The most famous regional products are the cheese Camembert, and two drinks, Cider and the spirit distilled from it, Calvados. Normandy is also famous for its racehorses, and the region has many top breeding stables.

Leggett have a wonderful selection of properties for sale in Normandie, take a look and see …