From the Norman invasion of England in 1066 to the D-Day landings of 1944, Normandy has long played an outsized role in European history. This rich and often brutal past is brought vividly to life by the spectacular and iconic island monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; the incomparable Bayeux Tapestry, world-famous for its cartoon scenes of 11th century life; and the transfiwing cemeteries and memorials along the D-day beaches, places of solemn pilgrimage.
Cotentin is an island-like region!
The Cotentin peninsula at the end of the world is surrounded by three coastlines (north, west and east) and marshland to the south, forming a natural border. In winter, when the marshes are swamped, Cotentin is like an island surrounded by water. Truly unique!