British Memorial On Sword Beach

There are a number of memorials on Sword Beach stretching from Ouistreham in the East to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer in the West. This British memorial on Sword Beach is dedicated to the following commando units of the 1st Special Service Brigade: No. 3 Commando – Lieutenant Colonel Peter Young No. 4 Commando – Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dawson […]

An Historic Look at Blainville-sur-Mer

The Normandy village of Blainville-sur-Mer enjoys an enviable position on the Cotentin coast. It is fortunate to have a natural harbour giving fantastic views. Coutances Tourist Office has produced a map of a walking circuit you can do to explore the village. You can download a copy here. The walk is around 17km although you […]

Ranville – A British War Cemetery in Normandy

Ranville cemetery in Normandy is the final resting place of predominantly British soldiers killed in the Battle of Normandy. Many of the fallen were from the British 6th Airborne Division who attacked Pegasus bridge on D-Day at nearby Benouville. Ranville is situated 10km north east of Caen and was the first village to be liberated […]

Mont-Saint-Michel From a Drone

Mont-Saint-Michel at high tide is an incredible sight. The island becomes cuts off from the mainland giving you plenty of time to explore while waiting for the tide to recede. The video below was filmed from a drone and shows the island’s setting. It really does seem to rise majestically from the bay. It’s also […]

Things To Do In Granville

Granville Tourist Office have just produced a number of guides about what to do in Granville. I picked up four different publications yesterday from one of their offices. They’ve produced a magazine, a brochure about forthcoming events, a guide to gourmet delights and a main guide. The information is in English and French. The main […]