What’s On In Coutances Cathedral

The guided tours of the upper galleries of Coutances Cathedral will start again on Sunday 8th July after a month’s absence. The tours will run until August 27th.   Tours can be taken  every Monday at 1.30 pm in English. French tours are available every day at 11am and 3pm. The tours last around an […]

My Favourite Fortified Chateau in Pirou

Let me take you on a tour of my favourite fortified chateu in Pirou. It was originally built out of wood on an island surrounded by three moats and five defensive gates in the 11th century. The stone version that stands today was built in 1146. I passed through the first three gates in quick […]

The Colourful Beach Huts at Gouville-sur-Mer

I love the colourful beach huts at Gouville-sur-Mer; bright pops of colour nestled in the sand dunes. As you approach Gouville from the south you can see the brightly coloured roofs in the distance. They’re now symbolic of Gouville and have been a part of the landscape for around a hundred years.   About a […]

A Guide To The Bayeux Tapestry

A Guide To The Bayeux Tapestry The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth measuring nearly 70 metres long and 50 cm high which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Characters include  William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, (later King of England), and culminates in the Battle of […]

Gourmet Seafood Dining in Granville

If you love seafood, then Normandy should definitely be on your bucket list. There are a good number of restaurants, shops selling fish and seafood and producers to visit. I can highly recommend Le Restaurant du Port in Granville although I’d recommend booking. Last night it was full by 8pm and would-be diners arriving in […]

Normandy D-Day Commemorations

The 6th June 2018 marks the 74th anniversary of D-Day and will see many D-Day commemorations taking place in various locations around Normandy. This poem was written by Jodie Johnson in 1996 when she was 11. Simply beautiful. WHO ARE THESE MEN? Who are these men who march so proud,  Who quietly weep, eyes closed, head […]