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There are few things that can top booking luxurious villas in France, particularly when the villa is found in the beautiful region of Normandy. While the province has long been celebrated for its scenic beauty and rolling hills, it also boasts one of the most compelling histories in the entire country. Most will spend time exploring the area's World War II memorials, though the local history preserved at the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry is truly a must see.<

The museum's namesake is a 70-meter embroidered cloth that dates back to the 11th century and chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. This lengthy history provides a detailed account of this turbulent time in European history, culminating in the Battle of Hastings, a decisive Norman victory.<

Travelers can explore this artifact, and audio tours are available in 14 languages, meaning international visitors will be able to participate in the experience.<

After browsing the storied past of Normandy, enjoy its modern scenery from your luxury rentals. Many of these facilities are located amid the stunning natural vistas abound in the area, allowing vacationers to take in the timeless beauty of northern France.