Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris

Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris Region and things to do

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    Morbihan Department, Brittany France

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    Rennes, Brittany France

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LUXURY VILLAS IN Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris

See what to do, when to go & where to stay in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris.

So why stay in North of France and why experience the Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris? “Paris is always a good idea, they say”. The line is often accredited to Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina and it is more romanticised by movies like Amélie, a 2001 French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Remember, in France it is not about how fast or how much you eat but its how well you eat! Paris, its ultimate cafes, beautiful art and museums make a perfect holiday destination, all year round. Try staying in one of our Luxury Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris or in a luxury chateaux near Paris.

If you’re still unsure to holiday in this region and experience the Luxury Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris, we must tell you It’s no secret that Normandy‘s unique brand of regional cuisine is among the best in France. Among the Country’s best cheese, such as Camembert, Pont-L’Evêque, Neufchâtel, and Livarot, and is well known for its pressed duck and salt meadow lamb. Brittany is the home of the crêpe or try the Chaource,a typical soft cheese from Champagne. Still not convinced booking a Luxury Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany or Paris? then what about Normandy’s seafood? well known mouth watering cuisine such as the local oysters found only here will sure want you to live here. if you are a seafood fan Brittany’s oysters, priced over the top  around the globe are not to miss.

The north of France offers Food and History that goes hand-in-hand, making it an excellent choice to stay in one of the Luxury Villas in Normandy, Champagne, Brittany and Paris and explore the culture and fine dining, what you dream of in a holiday!

Normandy things to see and do

Normandy is famous for its abbeys, Camembert, water lilies, tranquil nature, crepes and delicious gastronomy with welcoming friendly locals in France.  

Villas in Normandy and things to do see

The history of Normandy is filled with war:  Viking Norseman Rollo (made commonly famous by the TV series “Vikings”), settled on its coasts in the 9th Century and gave its name to the region. The 7th duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror attacked England from these shorelines, and Joan of Arc who gathered the French against the English was burned at the stake in Normandy. 

Moreover, on this same coast, World War II was fought to change the course of history. D-day Beaches: along the Atlantic coast nearby you will see the countless memories of the largest operations in history. It was on these beautiful beaches on the break of dawn June 6th, 1944 that the alleys finally gained position in France and Nazi Europe started to fall apart. 

Peace came over a huge price with 4000 lives were lost. Beaches here are scattered with museums, memorials, and sad graveyards.

Hike with pilgrims to the enchanted Mont St-Michel

Mont St.Michel Things to do and see in Normandy

A Hike worth taking is the island monastery of Mont St-Michel. For over 1000 years this abbey has been a blessing to pilgrims, for the weary spirit its place to find rest, and it still hasn’t changed even today. Since the 6th century hermit monks have lived here searching solitude. Pilgrims used to cross the seas carefully knowing that the sea can sweep in at the speed of a galloping horse. In the late 1800’s a road was built from mainland to the island allowing pilgrims to travel safely. The town of Mont St-Michel, they say just has 30 residents but to could cater for more than 2 million tourist a year. Try the fluffy omelettes here.

Rouen – Sights to explore

Villas in Normandy Champagne Brittany things to do see Rouen cathedralRouen is located about 2 hours from Paris. In the present day Rouen combines both modern buzz and Gothic architecture well. It’s a flourishing port with a pedestrian-friendly old town and the grand Rouen cathedral (Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen) stands as a reminder of the city’s historic prominence. The tip of the cathedral was made of cast iron in the late 1800’s — more or less at the time Eiffel tower was been built in Paris, At 150 meters high it’s the tallest in France. Soon enough as you wander, you’ll find here the final resting place of English King, Richard the Lionheart.

Though they say Rollo (Founder and first ruler of Normandy, the Count of Rouen and the great-great-great grandfather of William the Conqueror) was buried here, there’s still no solid evidence found; “The two skeletons in the sarcophagus are in no way related to Viking Rollo was the conclusion of Forensic experts from Centre for GeoGenetics in Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Oslo”. Both the skeletons in the coffin are in no way related to Viking Rollo.

It is said Rouen’s ornate public Gros-Horloge clock has adorned the former city hall for 500 years. Back then, just having an hour hand offered ample exactness. If you take a closer look at the lamb at the end of the hour hand is a reminder that wool was the basis of Rouen’s wealth. Stroll by the medieval building boom of Rouen, see the half-timbered Oak wood building.
As Rouen was important English base during at that time, this was the place where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. 19-year-old Joan of Arc was taken by the English, condemned of heresy and burned in Rouen.

Take a good look at the Bayeux Tapestry

Villas in Normandy Champagne Brittany Bayeux TapestryAnother place to explore is Bayeux Cathedral, well known for its embroidered cloth – Bayeux Tapestry,  nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall. Which portrays the story of arguably the most unforgettable episode of the crucial Battle of Hastings in 1066, the events leading up to the Normans takeover of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy.

Trail the bucolic Seine Valley, the winding path of the Seine offers an adoring journey. Don’t miss the Monet’s gardens in giverny and take glance in on local artisans.

Champagne things to see and do

Villas in Champagne Things to do and wine tours and tripsThe Champagne region of France that gives its name, sparkles with bubbly possibilities for travellers. The word champagne could mean different things to different people, we mean when you think of champagne you could think of many things. It could be parties, celebrations, friends or bubbles or if you are looking at a map, then eastern France or north eastern France.
The appellation d’origine contrôlée boundaries of Champagne are divided into 5 wine areas within the historical province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne.

A Road trip guide to Champagne

Whether it’s visitng the wine cellars of Moët & Chandon in Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, or Trying the New-Age Aube Champagne, where the farmers known to be dissident against the other Champagnes, champagne is a must in everyone’s itinerary to France. Visit a Reims winemakers wine cellars for a tasting of the finest champagne and take a tour.Map champagne wine region - Villas in Champagne Explore the town’s historic monuments: Palais du Tau, the Saint-Remi Museum and Saint-Remi Basilica. Take a tour to Pommery explore the beautiful and impressive cellars or try the Veuve Clicquot trips. In Epernay, explore Vineyards, the surrounding hills and villages with an electric Car/tuk-tuk, discover Abbey d’Hautvillers, built in the 7th century where Dom Pérignon is buried.  Stop for lunch at 36 in Hautvillers, with Champagne tasting and head over to nice a Michelin Star restaurant for dining.

If you want to do something different, visit Aube: it is situated just about an hour’s drive south of Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims and Marne-Valley. Epernay and Reims are the main hubs, where the major producers have their maison. Like the French cellar master at the Hautvillers, the Benedictine Monk Dom Pierre Pérignon from the 17th century exclaimed “Come quickly! I’m tasting stars!”, we say come visit Champagne and enjoy a real Luxury Champagne Chateaux and Villa experience in this regionGet in touch with us, we can help you with a Private luxury wine tour in Champagne or an extended trip such as a Specialised wine tours and tastings in Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux including private boat cruises, Michelin Star and fine dining experiences, beautiful Chateaux stays in Champagne included with luxury chauffeur-driven Mercedes.

When to visit Normandy & Champagne:

The peak season is usually in summer, so the best time to visit Normandy are July and August, yet less crowded and still moderate temperate months runs between June and September, it could be said its nice enough weather to visit the beaches. Temperatures along the coast are around 25°C during this period. On the whole the best time to visit is from April to October.

You can get hooked to Champagne after your first visit. The best time to visit Champagne runs from May to mid-October. The harvest begins in late September and that’s when the champagne houses including the owner run operations—known as grower champagnes are at their busiest, so not very visitor friendly, whether its tourism or production. So best Avoid harvest time, particularly if you fancy the smaller, self-governing vineyards rather than those big names you see. We think best time to visit Champagne should be in October and November.

Brittany things to see and do

Villas in Brittany Things to see and do in Brittany

Brittany’s beaches are for everyone, so also ideal for families. Whether you want to put up a sandcastle, take a sailing boat trip sighting dolphins, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, diving, surfing, – there’s so much do by the in Brittany. Apart from the beaches, visit the Saint-Malo port city which has a Cathedral in the centre of the old town. It is built in Gothic styles and features stained-glass windows portraying town history. Visit Limoëlou manor, former residence of the famous explorer Jacques Cartier. Don’t miss visiting this manor house, a moving testimony to its well-known owner. It’s a rare example of a great 16th century explorer’s home. Jacques Cartier unlocked the North American continent to the French through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Nearby is La Demeure de Corsaire, an 18th-century privateer’s house and museum, which worth’s a visit. There is an interesting story, that the government sponsored pirates use to raid the rich vessels that passed by here. While the inland woodlands has peaceful villages like Huelgoat and Paimpont to discover.

The farmers and fishermen still play a great part in the region’s economy (they say France’s best oyster comes from here). Oh! We almost forgot an edible delight which was born here, the home of the crêpe, don’t forget to try a few, equally sweet and savoury. Its delicious.

Saint-Père-Marc-en-Poulet, 10 mins drive south of Saint-Malo, Built in the during the reign of Louis XVI to defend the pirate town of English attacks, it is famous today for hosting the festival La Route du Rock . Take a guided tour of Château de Montmuran, between Rennes and Dinan, it is a place full of history. 

The Tour will shed some insight into the middle ages to modern times. It was built in the 12th and 17th centuries. Musée de l’Outil et des Métiers, sits by the side of the Ille-et-Rance canal, in the old wooden buildings built by the grain merchants since the end of the 19th century, the Museum of the Tool and Trades traces the work through tools and machines. The buildings of the Museum of Tool and Tinténiac Trades are divided into several spaces. Musée du Rail, is a pleasure for train lovers, which brings together both railway aficionados and model railway fans. There are many attractions in Brittany, but there few places you should never really miss when in Brittany. In Saint-Malo, you will soon discover it is a place for the foodies, from Patés and seafood, Le Mans’ specialty dish, rillettes, Breton‘s Cancale is renowned for its oysters, Concarneau, and Dournanez are the places to visit for sardines.Finally, the best scallops in Brittany are from the bay of St Brieuc: the traditional way of enjoying the scallops is soaked in a buttery cream sauce known as Coquille Saint Jacques.

Dinan

Luxury Villas in Dinan to rentDinan, the picturesque peninsula in France’s far northwest, make it the ancient riverfront city not to be missed. With its long ramparts, pretty semi-timbered houses in Place des Merciers, striking port and paved streets filled with art galleries and craft shops, it’s worth a day of anyone’s time. Climb the 158 steps to the top of the 40m (132ft)-high Tour de l’Horloge for wonderful views over the surrounding area. Adjoining Place du Guesclin is the site of the Thursday-morning market. 

If you holiday in summer don’t miss the the Fête des Remparts medieval festival each July, don’t confuse yourself with the Festival Interceltique Lorient, which is dedicated to showcasing the cultural traditions of Celtic nations around the world. This is the largest Celtic festival in the world, taking place from 4 – 13 August in Brittany. 

When to visit Brittany & Dinan 

From June to August, is generally warm; some days can be nice and warm, but cooled by lively afternoon breezes. The coolest part is the west coast. Visit any time between March and October. Since the tourist businesses is focused on its beaches and seaside retreats you should find things open all over. The busiest months are July and August, which is pretty warm; in case you are wondering if you need a wet suit to swim, then usually not, in south of Brittany especially, between around mid-June and mid-September.