Normandy is a wonderful choice for a French holiday rental, with its mild climate, seaside scenery, fantastic culture and cuisine as well as heaps of local history. Discover this impressive region when you rent a NOVASOL gite, villa or cottage in Normandy and discover a multi-faceted paradise that still retains its authentic French charm as a self-catering destination. A perfect location for any age, enjoy easy access not just by plane and train but also by ferry via the neighbouring region of Brittany. Find out more about this special place here and our range of Normandy villas in France.
France is home to a very rich culture, intertwined with its history of settlers from near and far and Normandy is a great example. Use your French holiday homes to explore an incredible cuisine, a melting-pot of languages, traditional architecture and a myriad of inspired art, music and literature. Perhaps you will choose to stay in an authentic Norman cottage, built with local stone and timber to get the full experience! Notice that Normandy is also built up in some areas to reveal a contrast of urban architecture and modern culture with traditional ways of living. Visit galleries on your self-catering holidays to discover beautiful seascapes versus abstract impressions and keep your ears pricked for the Norman dialect with Celtic, Latin and Germanic influence.
Your chosen French holiday home in Normandy is the gateway to some of the most beautiful and interesting cities, towns and villages in France. Get lost in medieval history in the attractive town of Bayeux on the Aure River, discover why colourful Honfleur was a muse for Claude Monet’s paintings or dive into the markets in Calvados – a veritable treasure trove for fresh produce, fashion and antiques. If you enjoy architecture, check out the Gothic churches of Rouen, and if a charming seaside retreat sounds ideal, Deauville has everything you could want. NOVASOL have French holiday rentals all over the region, so simply browse our extensive listings to find the match for you.
Most of our gites in Normandy are located in the west near the Cherbourg peninsula, where lush green landscapes, small beautiful villages and clusters of houses will be just some of the memories from your holidays. Normandy played a crucial role during World War II, and there are traces of turbulent but fascinating history everywhere. Enjoy scenery by our coastal cottages whilst delving into the significant past on beachheads such as Omaha Beach – where the D-Day landing took place. The region is also filled with wonderful castles, huge monasteries, grand fortresses and manor-houses across the region. Be sure to visit one of the best attractions in France during your stay - the craggy island of Mont-Saint-Michel with its imposing Gothic Abbey.
Normandy, like many other regions in France has a proud gastronomic heritage, boasting sweet apples, fresh seafood, rich and flavoursome poultry dishes, dreamy cheese and even the best butter and milk you have ever tasted. Enjoy this smorgasbord of exciting tastes at one of Normandy’s excellent restaurants, or pick up some fresh ingredients from local agricultural suppliers at markets and make your own traditional French cuisine. Be sure not to miss out on local specialties of meadow-grazed lamb, scallops in white wine and rice pudding. Wind down your evening at your French country cottages with a glass of Calvados, grown in Normandy’s beautiful orchards.
One of the most important factors for happiness and relaxation whilst on your self-catering holiday is beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Normandy ticks these boxes, providing verdant lowlands with grazing Norman cattle, undulating hills with plentiful apple trees, placid beaches, charming villages and fantastic fairytale castles. Relax and enjoy the view from your French villa, or venture out and explore the true magic of Normandy. Whether you would like to take a long walk in the abundant countryside, have an impromptu fishing trip on Normandy’s gleaming rivers, or admire the flora and fauna on a forest holiday, you are bound to be bewitched by this captivating landscape.
The northern region of France has a gentle climate, palm trees and wonderful sandy beaches that beckon you in for a relaxing swim or sunbathing session on your summer holiday in France. Rainfall is more frequent in Upper Normandy, although this creates beautifully verdant pastures, whereas inland the weather is drier and extremes of temperatures are more natural with changes of season. It is arguable that some of the best beaches in France can be found in Cabourg, Trouville and Deauville near our equally attractive villas and gites in Normandy. Choose your ideal self-catering holiday home and enjoy the scenery come rain or shine in this magical part of France.
NOVASOL’s French villas and gites in Normandy are available on the coast where you can find stunning beaches and wonderful rocky bays, and in the countryside – brimming with rural charm. You can book our holiday homes all year-round, day or night. Browse through our variety of French holiday homes and be enchanted by our range – from quirky cottages to vibrant villas and affordable apartments. With almost half a century’s experience, NOVASOL have the experience to give you the self-catering opportunity you want. Local offices and a dedicated customer services team are there to ensure your self-catering holiday in France is perfect.