Fascinating historical sites from William the Conqueror, to World War II entice visitors to Normandy, along with picturesque countryside, pretty coastlines and of course, mouth-watering culinary tradition. 

Fisherman's cottage located in charming Port-en-Bessin

This former fisherman's cottage resides in the middle of the D-Day Beaches. The cottage is stylish, comfortable and modern, with two bedrooms that will sleep up to a family of four. Port-en-Bessin is a perfect location for those interested in Normandy's medieval and more recent history.  It is just under an hour's drive from the ferry port at Caen. Prices start at £183 per week.

Find out more at www.clevacances.com

Wooden tipi experience

Located in the heart of 13 hectares of park and woodland, a wooden eco-tipi offers a quirky accommodation option in a truly rural setting.

Situated in the Seine Valley each of the two tipis sleeps up to a family of 4 and is fully equipped with electricity, water, a bathroom and a kitchen. Les Andelys is under a two-hour drive from the ferry ports of Le Havre and Caen. Prices start at £110 for a family of four.

Visit www.revesdenature.com to find out more.

Cottages in the Suisse-Normande

La Bergèrie offers three self-catering cottages.  Owners Sylvie and Frédéric have lovingly restored the 18th century farm buildings. The cottages are set in an idyllic garden, accommodating a family of four.

Sylvie and Frédéric offer bread making workshops and guided tours of the nearby D-Day sites in their British purple taxi-cab. This will be a holiday with the personal touch!

Located just over an hour's drive from the ferry port at Caen, prices start at £194 per cottage for a 3-nights stay for a family of four.

Find out more and visit www.bb-cottages-normandy

Tourist information is available from www.normandy-tourism.org