Look at the map! Drove (hire car :( ) France to Spain so views not as spectacular and difficult to pull in as on wrong side of road. Popular with local bikers , and no wonder up,down, round and around. Not at all bad for a main route from one country to the other. But with all the traffic a route like this brings. Not such a problem on a bike tho'. Wonderous and perfect surface. Keep your wits about you if you are going to get,ahem,pacy! A joy. Its the N260 again innit!
Spectacular drive over Pont de Normandie bridge from Le Havre. Take coast road past D Day beaches, Pegasus bridge etc., good hotel in Isigny[Hotel de France} courtyard parking, then main road to St.Mere Eglise. Useful bike shop Carentan on right as you enter from North.