Normandy

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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Eight Reasons to visit Normandy in October

Written by on September 7, 2018 in Normandy
Eight Reasons to visit Normandy in October

It’s coming to that time of year: the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and you’re in need of a family break before Christmas comes along. If you’re after holiday ideas for October half-term, then look no further: Normandy is the perfect destination for a short break with the kids, come rain […]

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What to see and do in Le Treport Normandy

Written by on June 11, 2018 in Normandy
What to see and do in Le Treport Normandy

The coastal town of Le Treport, on the edge of Normandy where it joins to Picardy, is seemingly unremarkable at first sight. It is a quite special though when you get to know it, alongside it sister towns of Eu Mers-les- Bains. They nestle along the Channel shore line, just beyond the Somme basin. Here’s […]

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4 great day trip destinations in the department of Manche, Normandy

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Normandy
4 great day trip destinations in the department of Manche, Normandy

Normandy has just about everything for holiday makers to France – picturesque villages, gorgeous sandy beaches, historic towns, exquisite countryside and the most delicious gastronomy. Wherever you go on holiday in Normandy, you’ll find some fabulous day trip destinations not far away including the world famous Mont-St-Michel. Here are four more of our favourites in […]

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La Couronne | the restaurant in Rouen, Normandy that inspired Julia Child

Written by on April 18, 2018 in Celebrity Chefs, Normandy
La Couronne | the restaurant in Rouen, Normandy that inspired Julia Child

The Norman city of Rouen is brimming with historical gems. Located just a 90-mile drive northwest of Paris, Rouen is perhaps best known for its 4th-century Gothic cathedral that so inspired Impressionist painter Claude Monet. In addition to its architecture, Rouen has a reputation as a great center for the literary arts. Authors Gustave Flaubert […]

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What to see and do in Le Havre Normandy

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Normandy
What to see and do in Le Havre Normandy

Le Havre in Normandy is an ancient town with a contemporary footprint. It’s a UNESCO listed city, recognised for its extraordinary architecture. Le Havre’s origins go back to 1517 when Francis 1 commissioned the construction of a port, it was known then as Francispolis. These days Le Havre is one of the biggest of French […]

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Be a temporary local on this very best of Normandy tour

Written by on February 8, 2018 in Normandy, Tours in France
Be a temporary local on this very best of Normandy tour

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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Monet’s House at Giverny Normandy

Written by on February 5, 2018 in Art and Artists, Normandy
Monet’s House at Giverny Normandy

Monet’s house in Giverny in the Eure Department, Normandy is a true delight. And, its a really unexpected bonus if you’re only going for the gardens. It’s not big or grand but there’s something about it, a feeling that it looks as it did when the great artist lived there. You almost expect him to […]

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Claude Monet’s Garden Giverny Normandy

Written by on February 5, 2018 in Art and Artists, Normandy
Claude Monet’s Garden Giverny Normandy

Monet’s House and Gardens Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, Normandy are open to the public from April to October each year and lure more than 500,000 people to visit the tiny town, northwest of Paris. Visitors flock to admire the pretty pink house where Monet lived until his death in December 1926 and to […]

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Monet’s Garden | The water lily pond

Written by on February 5, 2018 in Art and Artists, Normandy
Monet’s Garden | The water lily pond

There are two distinct parts to  the artist Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, Normandy. A flower garden called Clos Normand in front of the house and a Japanese inspired water garden on the other side of the road. Monet moved into the house in 1883 and took to gardening with relish. When the railway line that […]

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