is treat in itself, but most tourists who visit Normandy do so to see
the invasion beaches that were part of D-Day on June 7, 1944. The ThereArePlaces
Normandy covers the most important attractions to prepare for your
Loire Valley is the home of several of France's most elegant Chateaux.
We recommend that you see Chambord, Chenonceaux and Amboise, both for its
Chateau Royal d'Amboise and for the Clos-Lucé,
the final home of Leonardo da Vinci. Click for our descriptions of
these elegant Chateaux in the
from the beaten track in southern Normandy, Mont Sainte Michel is one of the wonders of the
world, as well as one its most spectacular sights.
majestically atop a prominent rock knob, often surrounded by rising tidal
flows, the Abbey lures it visitors with dramatic architecture, mystery, and
its uniqueness. Although it is out of the way, be sure to see Le
Mont-Saint-Michel, as it is one of the attractions
of a lifetime. Click here for the ThereArePlaces Guide to
Mont Sainte Michel.
Dame of Chartres, a remarkably preserved Gothic-style cathedral, dates from
the late 12th century and was built over a religious site previously used by
Chartres Cathedral towers above the surrounding plain and is a
remarkable architectural achievement. The cathedral's structure is
magnificent, while its interior contains some of Europe's best stained glass
windows. Chartres Cathedral is a spectacular cathedral and well worth a visit.
For more detail, see our description of Chartres in our Guide to the
Best Places In
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types of sightseeing in Paris.
Or - If you want to find out about a specific attraction
and know its name, look for it in our
Index of the Best Places To Visit in Paris.
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