- The Côte d’Albâtre (Alabaster coast), a daunting wall of chalk from Le Tréport to Le Havre.
- The Côte Fleurie (Flowery coast), fine sandy beaches from Honfleur to Cabourg.
- The Côte de Nacre (Mother of pearl coast) and the Bessin coast, theatres of the D-Day Landings.
- The wild Cotentin cliffs, including Joburg, looming 128 metres above sea level.
- Then a 100km-long ribbon of sand as far as the Mont Saint-Michel, the marvel of the Western world, the bay of which is home to ultra fast-rising tides.
- Not forgetting the Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Chausey, etc.