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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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France at a glance: Mont-Saint-Michel Normandy

Written by on October 19, 2017 in Normandy, Readers Photos
France at a glance: Mont-Saint-Michel Normandy

It’s an iconic landmark and one of the most incredible monuments in Europe, actually I think of it as one of the wonders of the world. Located on the edge of Normandy and almost in Brittany (which once claimed this little island for its own), the iconic landmark can be seen from miles around. This […]

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A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

A Day With Claude Monet In Giverny

“His intellect never flags, he is eager to see and express everything. For Monet, there are too many subjects – there is beauty in everything that exists. All of it should be painted. Life is too short to try and set limits on its variety of sights and infinity of sensations.” Gustave Geoffrey, 1922 A […]

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Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Learn to Cook in Normandy | Perfect French cooking experience

Chef Spencer Richards from the UK spent years taking holidays in Normandy with this family. He loved the culture and the history and especially the fabulous gastronomy of the northern French region. Eventually he couldn’t resist the lure of Normandy any more. He moved to St Hilaire Du Harcouet, Manche, and set up Normandy Cooking […]

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Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Normandy
Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

With the May half term falling right at the end of the month and into June, it’s the perfect time to take a late spring break in France. One of the best places to enjoy a holiday at this time of the year is Normandy, easily accessible from the UK via Brittany Ferries and DFDS […]

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Delectable Deaville Normandy’s posh seaside resort

Written by on April 21, 2017 in Normandy
Delectable Deaville Normandy’s posh seaside resort

Deauville is famous for its boardwalk with beach huts showing the names of famous film stars – a nod to the annual American Film Festival held here. It’s a swanky town with high end shops housed in half-timered buildings. There are plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants and its a great place for people watching. […]

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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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