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The normandyjug is one of the most iconic pieces of French furniture. Usually made from wood, oak and metal, these are often found in Louis XV or Baroque style. Typically, they are designed to hold either a pint or a ‘pot’ of cider.

Eat: Normandy has some of the best Camembert, Calvados and cider in France. Find a farmer who excites you and try their local products.

Learn: The history of Normandy is fascinating. The D-Day landings will be studied for years to come, but what really stood out about this invasion was the use of air power.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a game that brings to life the tactics and strategy that occurred during Operation Overlord, and it is well worth a look if you’re interested in WWII. The game offers a different perspective on tactical gameplay and has some unique features that make it stand out from other RTS titles.

Ethel Sands’ Painting: Flowers in a Jug

The painter Ethel Sands was from England, but she spent a great deal of time in France and her work is frequently influenced by her experiences there. Her painting Flowers in a Jug is an iconic image of the Normandy region and was painted in Auppegard, near Rouen.

Aside from its history, Normandy is a beautiful place to visit. Whether you want to explore the D-Day beaches, take in the countryside, or get up close and personal with the battlefields, this region of France is worth a trip.