In most people’s minds, Normandy appears only as a rural idyll with happy cows, but the area lying in the north has much more to offer. The western part is rather rural; a landscape with small fields surrounded by hedges and beech forests. In contrast, north of Rouen, the capital of Normandy, we can find the Côte d’Albâtre with its chalk cliffs. Along this coast we can see splendid beaches, further to the south the famous Mont-St-Michel. Following the inland course of the Seine you will pass by apple farms and timber-framed houses emanating a special calm and charm.