Normandy

Discover William the Conqueror in Normandy

Written by on October 23, 2016 in Normandy
Discover William the Conqueror in Normandy

Normandy was the birthplace and home of William, Duke of Normandy, and after 1066, King of England. 950 years after he conquered England, he’s still a big presence in Normandy. We take you where you can walk in his footsteps and discover William the Conqueror in Normandy – his castles, towns and legacy… Bayeux The […]

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Food Festivals in Normandy in Autumn

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Normandy
Food Festivals in Normandy in Autumn

There are few things that the French enjoy celebrating more than food and drink, and Normandy is no exception. Visitors seeking a gourmet experience can enjoy a range of local specialities at the many food festivals that take place and autumn is one of the great times to visit. One of the main apple growing […]

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The Ravishing Little Town of Honfleur Normandy

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Normandy, Photo gallery
The Ravishing Little Town of Honfleur Normandy

Honfleur is a working port in Normandy – it’s also one of the prettiest ports I know of in France. What to see in Honfleur Wandering around the harbour and up and down the wiggly cobble stone streets of Honfleur is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s one of the finest places in France for […]

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Tour de France 2016 Departs From Mont St Michel Normandy

Written by on June 5, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do, Normandy
Tour de France 2016 Departs From Mont St Michel Normandy

On 2 July 2016, the Tour de France Grand Départ pedals off from the legendary Mont St-Michel in the Manche region of Normandy. With 355km of coastline and the largest network of country roads in France, the Manche is an ideal setting for the start of the Tour de France. Stage 1 (2 July) will start from […]

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Wiggly, Wobbly, Wonderful Mont Saint-Michel

Written by on May 19, 2016 in Normandy
Wiggly, Wobbly, Wonderful Mont Saint-Michel

Sitting at the mouth of the Couesnon river, off the coast at Avranches, Mont St-Michel looks like a rather bad architectural pile up, not unlike a reject from the ‘Great British Bake Off’. Today, of course, it is an icon of France, one of the country’s most instantly recognisable landmarks, attracting millions of visitors each […]

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Veules les Roses Normandy

Written by on January 24, 2016 in Normandy, Photo gallery
Veules les Roses Normandy

180 kilometres north of Paris, on the Alabaster Coast of the Pays de Caux, nestles one of the “Plus Beaux”, Most Beautiful Villages of France. The tiny town of Veules-les-Roses Normandy looks like it was plucked from a story-book. If you like fairy tales, you will love it here!  After parking your car in the […]

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Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Normandy, Photo gallery, Places to Go
Monet Garden Giverny in Pictures

Claude Monet, the great French artist, lived in Giverny, Normandy for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926. He had a passion for gardening as well as for colours, and conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. As you walk though his house and gardens, you can still feel the […]

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Rouen History A Preserved City with a Foot in the Past

Written by on August 1, 2015 in Normandy
Rouen History A Preserved City with a Foot in the Past

Rouen is the capital of Normandy in northern France.What makes this city unique is its incredible Gothic architecture coupled with half timbered medieval street houses that blend effortlessly and its long, turbulent history whose traces can be seen in the present… The City of Rouen There are more than 2000 original half-timbered houses in the […]

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How to create a Monet style Garden

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Normandy
How to create a Monet style Garden

Claude Monet’s gardens, nestled along the banks of the Seine in Giverny, are world renowned thanks to the famous paintings they inspired. Today, Monet’s House and Gardens at the Fondation Claude Monet have become an international pilgrimage site for garden enthusiasts and art lovers alike. In London for the famous annual flower show at Hampton […]

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Mont St Michel Tides Photo Gallery

Written by on March 27, 2015 in Normandy, Photo gallery
Mont St Michel Tides Photo Gallery

The“Tides of the Century” a natural phenomenon that sees the tide rise higher than normal due took place 21st March 2015. Northern France along the English Channel already has some of the highest tides in the world, and when this celestial alignment occurs, it can make for an even more dramatic tidal event. Mont St Michel […]

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