Every year the Association Tour de Normandie des Vehicules Historiques (Classic Tour of Normandie Association) organises a rally of vintage cars through the back roads of Normandie.
The Tour de Normandie takes place 20 – 23 June 2019 and comprises a leisurely amble through the Normandy countryside (le Bocage) and along the coast. for 2019 the Tour starts in Vernon (27 Eure) and finishes in Bayeux (14 Calvados).
As with so many such events, you don’t have to be fanatical about classic cars to enjoy it – you’ll discover the French countryside and a carnival atmosphere which will be enjoyable on many levels. Somehow, summer skies, iconic french cars, music, Normandy cheese, butter, apples, cider, calvados topped with the sandy beaches of the Normandy coast sounds pretty good.
Étretat, on the Alabaster Coast (Côte d’Albâtre) is best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed “needle”. These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists in the late 19th/early 20th century. Étretat is about 30km north of Le Havre and 80km west of Dieppe.
For more info see www.tourdenormandie.com
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