- MLS® #: C-04-08-001
- Chateau de Servigny-Historic Chateau in Normandy with Pool
- Upper Normandy, France
- €8,500, Weekly
- 8 Bed, 8 Bath
Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie) Real Estate
Located in the north-western area of France, Normandie was divided into Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie in 1956.
Homebuyers looking for a 2nd home or vacation destination will fall in love with Basse-Normandie, France. On top of all the beautiful natural scenery, this area is conveniently located close to Paris. Homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from quaint cottages to stately character homes.
Outside the the major cities, you can find peaceful acreages and farmland as agriculture is a major industry in Normandy. This also translates into fantastic eating as residents have year-round access to seasonal fruits, veggies and artisan cheeses. Along the coastal regions, locals enjoy the bounty of the sea with an abundance of shellfish, crustaceans and fresh fish.
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To say this area is rich in history would be an understatement. Visit historical landmarks such as the D-Day landing beaches, Mont-Saint-Michel, and Monet’s hanging gardens in Giverny, just some of the attractions that makes this region a must see. Rouen, the cradle of impressionism, is also home to France’s tallest cathedral tower, Rouen Cathedral. Lower Normandy's largest city, Le Havre, was devastated in the Battle of Normandy and rebuilt with architect Auguste Perret’s designs. With its seaside coast, parks, gardens, rivers, beaches, museums, and numerous historical landmarks, Normandie is for a range of historians and art aficionados.
Lower Normandy Highlights
Basse Normandie Départements: Calvados, Manche, and Orne
Basse Normandie Capital: Caen
Regional Culinary Specialties:
From the countryside: Camembert, Pont l’Evêque, and livarot cheeses; green, sweet, crunchy, sour, and ripe apples are used in making cider and calvados (apple brandy);
From the coast: oysters, scallops, lobsters; Dieppe sole and tripe à la mode from Caen; Boudin noir (blood sausage) from Mortagne.
Good to Know
- William the Conqueror reigned in Normandie.
- The Battle of Normandy in World War II was fought here.
- Joan of Arc, Pierre Corneille, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, Claude Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, and Marcel Duchamp are all a part of Rouen’s heritage.
- Mont-Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island and commune apx. 1 km off the coast of Normandie.
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