Normandy is a region of northern France known for its coastline of varied beaches, white-chalk cliffs and WWII beachheads, including Omaha Beach. It has a tranquil landscape of half-timbered houses and grazing cattle, yet was the battleground of the D-Day landings. The island of Mont-St-Michel is one of the areas most noteworthy and well visited sites. This 12th-13th-century Christian site, rises from the sea like a mythical castle.
Remember to plan your route if you will be driving in Normandy. The region can be divided into two parts: upper Normandy and lower Normandy. Upper Normandy is home to the city of Rouen, the industrial port of Le Havre and the seaside resort of Deauville. Lower Normandy is where you’ll find the D-Day beaches, the 14th century town of Caen and Mont St. Michel, a gothic abbey set on peninsula that becomes an island when the tide rolls in.
The region is highly accessible for travellers with babies and toddlers coming from the UK and Ireland and there are loads of family friendly activities. There are also loads of family friendly resorts and hotels along with baby and toddler friendly restaurants. There are some perfect sandy beaches for toddlers to run around on along with adventure parks, zoos and nature reserves. Brittany is close by and it would be quite possible to incorporate some time there into a trip to Normandy also.
Please see below for all the information you will need for travel to Normandy with a baby, toddler or young child.