What’s On In Normandy?

What’s on in Normandy this week? Although the season is changing there are still holiday makers ready to discover the area. The rain at the weekend gave way to some late afternoon sunshine on Sunday and the week looks set to be dry and warmer by the end of the week. The Coutances tourist office […]

My Top 10 Normandy Foods

What would be on your top 10 Normandy foods list? There’s certainly plenty to choose from but here’s my suggestions for foodie treats you should try on your next trip. Apple juice, cider, pommeau calvados The rich and fertile soil provides the perfect growing conditions for bumper crops of apples. From September through to October […]

Discover Normandy History and Heritage

This weekend is a celebration of Normandy history and heritage. The 15th and 16th September is a nationwide event called Les Journées européennes du patrimoine (heritage weekend). Most of us know about the role Normandy has played in history; William the Conqueror, the Bayeux tapestry and the D-D landings are probably the best known. Since […]

A Normandy Water Mill In a Beautiful Setting

This chocolate-box Normandy water mill in Rethoville dates from the 18th century. It’s in the north east of La Manche region of Normandy between Cherbourg and Barfleur. Originally called la Coudrarie water mill it’s now known as the Marie Ravenel water mill in homage to the miller’s daughter and celebrated poet who lived there for […]

Five Things To Do At Lessay Fair

What are the top five things to do at Lessay Fair this weekend? Walk round the horse fair where more than 1,000 horses, donkeys and ponies will be for sale Stroll through the famous ‘allée des rôtisseurs’ – the rows of rotissery vans selling freshly spit roasted lamb Admire the pets in the children’s corner […]

The Vauban Tower on Tatihou Island

The Vauban Tower on Tatihou island was built in 1694 and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2008. Originally a tower dating from the 16th century had been built to defend the island from English troops. In 1662 the King decided that it should be destroyed and it was therefore demolished in 1666. […]