Patisserie perfection

With such eye catching displays, French patisserie is hard to resist. Beautifully presented, expertly made and exquisitely wrapped, the hardest thing is deciding which treat you want. Patisseries and boulangeries have a good selection of freshly made treats and the supermarkets also stock them. So, there's no excuse for not sampling some of these French […]

A tropical beach in Normandy?

It looks tropical but this photo was taken in Donville-les-Bains in Normandy. There are miles and miles of lovely sandy beaches stretching along the coast of Le Cotentin. Donville-les-Bains is just a 15 minute drive from Gavray. Shared by Chris of Gavray Gites. #normandy #beaches #donvillelesbains Originally shared by +France Bleu Basse-Normandie Les Seychelles ? […]

Classsic car rally in Granville, Normandy

The Christian Dior Paris to Granville classic car rally arrives in Granville today. The rally takes place every two years and showcases classic cars associated with the Dior era. Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites. For more information, visit http://www.ville-granville.fr/rallye_voitures_anciennesiles_granville.asp #Granville #dchristiandior #carrally #Normandy   Check this out on Google+

Guide to visiting the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy

A very useful suggested itinerary for visiting the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. As the article states, there's much more to see. Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites #Normandy #ddaylanding #manche #ww2 Originally shared by +Normandy Then and Now What to do with just one day in Normandy; the WW2 historianOur new series of day […]

Resting place of William the Conqueror in Normandy

The Abbaye Aux Hommes in Caen, Normandy is the original resting place of William the Conqueror. The abbey was founded by William in 1063 and he was buried here in 1083. Post by Chris of Gavray Gites. Credit for the photo to mynormandie.fr More photos of the exterior and interior of the abbey can be […]

Beautiful beaches along the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy

The beautiful, yet quiet, sandy beaches along the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy are not to be missed. This photo is taken from the gardens of the Christian Dior museum in Granville. The beaches north of here are at Donville-les-bains, Bréville-sur-mer and Coudeville-sur-mer. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites. #beaches #normandy #cotentin #granville #lamanche […]

The 51st Tour de la Manche cycle race will finish in Granville

The 51st Tour de la Manche cycle race will start with le grand départ in Valognes on 7th May. The race ends in Granville on 10th May. Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/39732-tour-de-la-manche-les-etapes-2015.html#.VUepMemJhjo #Normandy #Granville #cycling #cyclerace   Check this out on Google+

7th Springtime Fete and Flower Festival in Normandy

The 7th springtime fete and flower festival is being held this weekend in Normandy. Sunday's event will start at 2pm at the salle de fetes in Gratot which is near to Coutances. Organised by the English Church, annuals and perennials will be on sale. An English tea room will also be set up for tea, […]

Happy May Day and Joyeux Fête du Travail

May Day is being celebrated today in France. Known as Fête du Travail, it's a national holiday in France when lily of the valley posies are given to bring good luck. Shared by Chris of Gavray Gites. #fetedutravail #mayday #lilyofthevalley #flowers Originally shared by +Visit France Today is May Day in France! The French give […]