Normandy

The prettiest villages in Normandy

Written by on May 29, 2020 in Normandy
The prettiest villages in Normandy

It’s official – these are the prettiest villages in Normandy according to the Plus Beaux Villages de France Association. They award the coveted recognition to a handful of villages that have to meet strict criteria. Culturally rich, population of less than 2000, rural location and of course exquisitely pretty! Normandy has six recognised Plus Beaux […]

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48 hours in and around Le Havre, Normandy

Written by on May 28, 2020 in Normandy
48 hours in and around Le Havre, Normandy

Le Havre’s port is vast. And its contemporary architecture has UNESCO heritage status in recognition of its exceptional urban design on a grand scale. This cruise ship destination city is a vibrant, friendly and fascinating city to visit. The birthplace of impressionism with an arty vibe offers plenty to do in the town. And with […]

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5 must see WW2 sites in Normandy, France

Written by on February 27, 2020 in Normandy, Tours in France
5 must see WW2 sites in Normandy, France

To understand what WW2 was truly like, you must take a trip to Normandy, France to see where some of the most monumental events took place. The turning point of the war occurred in this region and the battle sites are meticulously preserved with many relics. It makes Normandy a must-visit to learn about and […]

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What to do in Lyons-la-Foret, Normandy

Written by on February 4, 2020 in Normandy
What to do in Lyons-la-Foret, Normandy

Lyons-la-Foret is a picturesque village, hidden in the heart of one of the oldest and largest forests of Normandy, where the beech trees are several centuries old. Like many pretty villages in Normandy, there are magnificent half-timbered houses, pink brick or tinted cob style, typical of the region and mostly dating from the 17th to […]

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The best things to do in Le Havre, Normandy

Written by on January 11, 2020 in Normandy
The best things to do in Le Havre, Normandy

Le Havre in Normandy was once a hugely popular seaside resort. After the Paris to Le Havre railway line opened in 1847, it brought Parisians in their droves to enjoy the long beaches and take the fresh sea air. But these days it’s famous for its huge port and for its extraordinary architecture. A mid […]

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The best tours of Normandy | Visit like a local not a tourist

Written by on September 12, 2019 in Normandy, Tours in France
The best tours of Normandy | Visit like a local not a tourist

Normandy is a land of lush meadows, gorgeous beaches, bucolic countryside, picturesque villages, grand monuments and historic sites. It’s famous for its apples and cheese, delicious gastronomy and friendly people. It is the perfect place to get to know real, authentic France and there’s no better way to do that than with a local guide […]

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What to see and do in Manche Normandy

Written by on September 10, 2019 in Normandy
What to see and do in Manche Normandy

The majority of people who arrive at the port of Cherbourg in La Manche in Normandy, hit the road and head south. Or the Loire Valley, or somewhere else. Sometimes they stop at Mont Saint-Michel en route, and who can blame them, it’s one of the most famous sites of France. But, this Norman department […]

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What to see in Dieppe, Normandy

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Normandy
What to see in Dieppe, Normandy

Dieppe is a fishing and channel port along the Alabaster Coast of Normandy. The town sits astride the river Arques and is a popular seaside and tourist resort. Things to do in Dieppe Dieppe is famous for its scallops and has a popular pebble beach. In the centre there is some fine architecture, especially the […]

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What to see and do in Etretat Normandy

Written by on June 9, 2019 in Normandy
What to see and do in Etretat Normandy

The French coastal resort of Etretat on the Normandy shoreline is a magnificent place. It’s a place of surprises as well as good looks… The white limestone cliffs offer a breath-taking view from either the surface beach line or the pathways extending up to the cliff tops. They rise to 90 meters or so above […]

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Deauville and Trouville | The Riviera of northern France

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Normandy
Deauville and Trouville | The Riviera of northern France

There is a corner of Normandy, on the Cote Fleurie known as the Parisian Riviera which features the seaside towns of Deauville and Trouville. Next door to each other and similar centres of the ‘high life’, they have evolved their own cultures. Both are fun to visit and rather shiny but while Trouville has a […]

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