Supertide returns to Normandy

Today is another supertide (une grande marée) along the Normandy coast with a coefficient of 117 expected. The photo shows the scene at Bricqueville sur Mer earlier this year. There’s a road underneath that sign which completely disappears when the tide comes in. Mont St Michel will also become an island as the tide cuts […]

Seafood galore

A seafood, shellfish and fish festival will take place in Granville this weekend. More than 60 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors will descend on the port this Saturday and Sunday. As well as being able to buy the products, there will also be tastings, cookery demonstrations and plenty of shellfish and seafood to eat. For more […]

Christian Dior Exhibition in Granville

There's still time to catch the latest Christian Dior exhibition at the museum in Granville. It's a chance to see designs from the New Look revolution. Open every day until 1 November. For more details visit Posted by Chris at Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #christiandior #fashion #hautecouture #gavray   Check this out on Google+

Discover the delights of Normandy

A short video showcasing the highlights of a visit to Normandy. There's so much to do! Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #normandytopten #normandysights #normandytop10 #normandyplacestovisit #normandyholidays #holidaysinnormandy Check this out on Google+

Celebrating France’s Architectural Heritage

This weekend is the annual Heritage Days event (Journées européennes du patrimoine) throughout France. Almost 17000 architectural and environmental heritage sites will be open to the public free of charge. The abbey at Cerisy-la-Forêt in Normandy is just one of the sites participating in the event. Post by Chris of Gavray GitesPhoto credit "Cerisy-la-Forêt Abbaye […]

Normandy apples and blackberries

This year's crop of Normandy apples is plentiful. These were picked in my garden together with some juicy blackberries from the hedgerows. Time to get searching for a recipe and get cooking. Post by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #apples #blackberries #gavray #cookingwithfruit   Check this out on Google+

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy is French Gothic in style using long, straight, vertical lines. It was completed in 1274. The stained glass windows are incredibly vibrant in colour and detailed. Visits are free and definitely worth exploring. Post and photo by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #coutances #coutancescathedral #gavray #stainedglasswindows #frenchgothic #frenchgothicarchitecture   Check […]

Bayeux memorial

The memorial at Bayeux is engraved with the names of 1800 commonwealth land force men and women who have no known grave. They fell during the landings and the ensuing Battle of Normandy on 6 June 1944. An inscription in latin reads: We, once conquered by William, have now set free the Conqueror's native land. […]