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Scarcely have you left France’s bustling capital city behind you than you can sit back, relax and allow your gaze to wander across the sweeping countryside.

Scarcely have you left France’s bustling capital city behind you than you can sit back, relax and allow your gaze to wander across the sweeping countryside. Just two-and-a-half hours of driving gets you to the Pays D’Auge, home of the three big Cs: camembert, calvados and cider. You can’t get more Norman than this: herds of cows fill the fields here, interspersed with apple trees and the occasional tiny village where time seems to have stood still. How about a themed route to introduce you to the region’s culinary highlights? The cheese route is well worth a visit!

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Must Drive

A tour of France also means passing through many cosy villages. The tiny village of Beuvron-en-Auge with half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries is considered one of the most beautiful in France. A perfect place to stop!

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Must-See

Honfleur, a fishing village at the mouth of the Seine into the English Channel. Colourful half-timbered houses line the lively harbour and in the narrow streets there’s a lot to discover, such as chocolateries, boutiques and art.

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Must-Eat

Normandy is synonymous with Camembert, Calvados and cider, but oysters are also particularly good here, grown on oyster beds along the alabaster coast. Slurp them up, preferably with a view of the sea.

Text   Julia Fiedler
Photos   Getty Images, iStockphoto

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