Normandy

After the Hundred Years War, Normandy rebuilt itself and went through an era of prosperity. In the first half of the XVIth century, the countryside got filled with mansions, and prosperity modified the landscape of cities. The great men of the era built magnificent Renaissance-style private homes. In the XIXth century, Normandy played a significant role in the worlds of art and literature: Claude Monet, in 1872, painted his “Impression Sunrise” during a stay in the Havre; and this region also became the cradle of prominent writers of the XIXth century, such as Guy de Maupassant and Gustave Flaubert.