Celebrating French National Day

Bastille Day, or la fête nationale or le quatorze juillet, as it's known in France is being celebrated throughout France today. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789 and the beginning of the French Revolution. Typical activities on this national holiday include parades, firework displays, communal meals, parties and dances. I'm celebrating by […]

Gavray’s annual Normandy Market

Gavray will be hosting the annual Marché Normand tomorrow. All the shops, bars and restaurants will be open and a much bigger market than usual with additional stalls will be set up. Entertainment includes local artisans demonstrating their trades, country dancing displays and singing. The main road through Gavray is closed off for the day […]

The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

This year Normandy is hosting two stages of the Tour de France. Today's race ends in Le Havre in Upper Normandy and starts in Livarot (Lower Normandy) tomorrow. Will Tony Martin hold onto his yellow jersey? The 2016 race will again return to Normandy with the first three stages taking place in La Manche in […]