Traditions of leisure activities and welcoming


Normandy has preserved many of its traditions dating back to the 19th century; today they act as major tourist attractions, unparalleled elsewhere and inextricably linked with the region, including water sports, hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy and equestrian sports. Its gastronomy and terroir also help create a well-founded image in the popular imagination. Hearty eaters and discerning drinkers with a discriminating palate for fine wines and a love of good food, the Norman people have kept their age-old reputation as informed gourmets. From Normandy sauce to Isigny butter, from “falue” brioches to cider, and from cheeses to Calvados, the region has all the pleasures of good eating and drinking at its fingertips.