Best places to visit medieval Normandy

This year is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. A series of events will be held throughout the region to celebrate. If you'd like to find out more about William the Conqueror's Normandy this article from Brittany Ferries highlights the best places to visit. Shared by Chris at www.normandygiteholidays.comPhoto of Bayeux Cathedral by […]

Neufchâtel – the heart-shaped Normandy cheese

The heart-shaped Neufchâtel cheese is produced in the village of Neufchâtel-en-Bray in the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy. Similar in appearance to Camembert or Brie with an edible and soft white rind. The taste is slightly salty and it has a grainy and crumbly texture. It’s made from cows milk and matured for 8 to […]

Pancake traditions for Chandeleur

Tuesday 2 February is a Catholic holiday celebrated in France and known as Chandeleur. As well as going to church and lighting candles for Candlemas, the day is also celebrating by eating pancakes. Tradition attributes this custom to Pope Gelasius I. It is also said that the custom of eating pancakes heralds the return of […]