Normandy

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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5 historic towns to visit in Normandy

Written by on April 25, 2019 in Normandy
5 historic towns to visit in Normandy

Picture-book pretty towns, lush peaceful countryside, grand monuments, historic sites and beautiful beaches – Normandy has oodles of charm and loads to keep visitors happy and busy. Ravishing Rouen The historic capital of Normandy sits on the Seine River as it wends its way to the sea from Paris. What makes this city unique is […]

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The best Normandy tours and excursions

Written by on April 5, 2019 in Normandy, Tours in France
The best Normandy tours and excursions

Ophorus offer tours and excursions in France with a difference. They’re not your average tour company. What makes them totally standout is their ability to offer visitors to France a wide range of tours that are authentic, unique and allow you to experience real France with local guides. They operate in all regions, one of […]

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Five reasons to visit Normandy in 2019

Written by on January 9, 2019 in Normandy
Five reasons to visit Normandy in 2019

With so much going on in Normandy in 2019, it really is THE place to visit in France… 1)  75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy All eyes will be on Normandy this year, as Thursday 6 June marks the 75th anniversary of the D‑Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. The D-Day […]

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What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

Written by on November 18, 2018 in Normandy
What to See and Do in Barfleur, Normandy

On the northeast coast of Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula lies the picturesque fishing village of Barfleur. With just 700 residents, this petite village, has an authentic feel and is largely untouched by tourism. Though small, there is still plenty to see here and it is definitely worth a detour if you are in the area or […]

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Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Written by on September 8, 2018 in Normandy, Wine and Drinks
Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Calvados is both a place and a drink. It is a department that lies in the heart of Normandy and includes amongst its many jewels the pretty harbour town of Honfleur, swanky Deauville, and the port town of Caen, capital of Calvados as well as William the conqueror’s last home town. This area is known […]

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