As well its historic importance, donít overlook this region as a wonderful place to take on coastal cycling and hiking. So easy to access from the UK, pedal along the Atlantic coast through ancient cities such as Bayeux, along the D-Day beaches or idyllic harbour havens like Honfleur. And donít miss one of Franceís most visited places: Mont St. Michel. An 8th century abbey on an island. Normandy vacations are not normal without a trip to the Mont.