This is the Great Runs guide to running in Normandy. The region boasts a gorgeous countryside, coastline, woodlands, and picturesque ancient towns. Our guide to the best places to run in Normandy is organized around the major visitor destinations, starting at Mont Saint-Michel and working east: Caen, Omaha Beach, Deauville, Honfleur, Le Havre, Étretat, Fécamp, Dieppe, Rouen.
Some of the best places to run in Normandy are the numerous seafront promenades, paths atop the bluffs of white limestone cliffs, and several ‘runseeing’ tours of historic towns and ancient châteaus. We also recommend getting a taste of ‘Norman Switzerland’ by running a section of the Vois Verte just south of Caen.