The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France 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 […]

Sunset at the Baie du Mont Saint Michel

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France A stunning sunset taken on a recent visit to Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. The photo hasn't been retouched at all. The tide was out in the bay creating the light and dark effects. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites #Gavray #Normandy #sunset #montstmichel #lemontstmichel […]

Exploring Villedieu-les-Poeles

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France This pretty street in Villedieu-les-Po√™les, Normandy, runs alongside the main thoroughfare. It’s quiet and mainly residential as there are numerous alleys accessed through stone arches. You can see one of the arches on the right hand side of the photo. The church at the bottom of the […]

Garden creativity in Coutances

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, Normandy, is garden creativity at its best. Each year, the garden has a theme which is then reflected in the planting. This year the displays are all about energy sources. Great fun and really interesting too. Photo and post by Chris […]

Christian Dior’s childhood home in Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France This stunning villa in Granville, Normandy was Christian Dior's childhood home. It was built at the end of the 19th century and bought by Dior's parent in 1906 a year after he was born. the family lived there until 1911 until they moved to Paris but retained […]

Bayeux memorial

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France 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, […]

La Pointe du Roc at Granville, Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France The lighthouse at Pointe du Roc in Granville was built in 1826 at a cost of 39,000 francs. It survived the Second World War unscathed as it was painted green to camouflage it. Granite from the Chausey Isles was used in its construction. Although it is not […]

Caen Christmas market

Wrap up warm, the Caen Christmas market in Normandy will be open from 28 November to 27 December. Father Christmas will make his first appearance on Saturday 5 December and each Saturday and Sunday. 50 wooden chalet style huts will house the 50 exhibitors selling Christmas themed products including food, decorations and presents. As evening […]