NORMANDY HERITAGE TOURS
Cheese, Cider And The Middle Ages
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
Born at Falaise in 1027 or 1028 - hard to be precise since nobody has managed to find his birth certificate - this remarkable personage we came to know thanks to the epithet 'the conqueror' was, in fact, the bastard son of the 6th duke of Normandy. Victor of Hastings and King of England from 1066, his life story is better than any soap opera while his legacy, almost a thousand years on, can still be seen and felt today throughout Normandy, capturing the imagination of the visitor.
The history of Normandy spans over 1100 years and the former duchy, now one of the administrative regions of France, has much more to offer to the visitor than just the D-DAY beaches and Mont Saint Michel. One may choose to walk in the footsteps of William the Conqueror at Falaise, his birthplace, at Caen, the town he founded as well as his final resting place or at Bayeux, shrine of the famous tapestry recounting the story of the Norman conquest. And it isn't just history. A visit to Pays d'Auge enables the visitor to embark on journey of flavours thanks to the local produce served in a fabulous setting.
SAVOUR HISTORY WITH A WEDGE OF CHEESE AND A SIP OF CIDER!