I would appreciate it if anyone would share your experiences in Normandy away from the beaches such as , the following is a quote from a post a long time ago
Lower Normandy away from the coast into the countryside and woodland (known as "bocage" countryside)with medieval forts as well as renaissance-style châteaux, towns and villages with medieval timber-framed houses and manors, cider farms, The immediate hinterland of Caen, for instance, looks unprepossessing but a few miles along the N12 and you're into the bocage and you soon come to Falaise where you'll find the castle of William the Conqueror, the last successful invader of Britain in 1066 (as recorded in the Bayeux tapestry, which is actually an embroidery and probably was made in Winchester or Canterbury, England, BTW!).
Then there are Chateau de Champ de Bataille, Chateau de Vendeuvre, Chateau de Carrouges, Richard the Lionheart's castle at Petit Andelys ...
That is the part of Normandy that I would love to see (as well as the beaches).
Calling out for your advice on this one too.