The Best Place For A Coffee in Granville

This is definitely coffee with a view! Yesterday I visited a local heritage site and came back via the town of Granville. It’s one of my favourite towns with a harbour, plenty of seafood restaurants and a quintessentially old town full of history. A friend and I wanted a coffee in Granville so we headed […]

The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy

The Gavray market happens every Saturday morning from around 8.30am – 1pm. It’s not a huge market but is very much a focal point for residents. It’s a great event for visitors to really experience rural village life. The majority of stalls are in the square near to the church. They are predominantly fruit and […]

A Normandy Chocolatier

On World Chocolate Day let’s visit a Normandy chocolatier. In Granville there are two outlets for Yver Chocolatier who make exquisite chocolate creations for every occasion.   In the centre of Granville is the shop À La Marquise de Presles. It’s at 26 rue Lecampion. This is one of their chocolate counters. They also make […]

Normandy Vegetarian Restaurants

Finding vegetarian dining options can be a little challenging in Normandy but if you know where to go, it’s much easier. The region is a big seafood producer so if you’re a pescatarian, you’ll have no problem. It is however also famous for wonderful dairy products such as cheese, butter and cream. The range of […]

How To Make A Normandy Aperitif

Kir normand is a traditional Normandy aperitif (an apéro). You drink it while waiting for your food to arrive in a restaurant. The recipe is 2cl of crème de cassis (blackberry liqueur), 2cl of calvados (apple brandy) top the glass up with dry sparkling Normandy cider. You can also replace the cider with sparkling white […]

A Gourmet Day Out in Normandy

For a gourmet day out in Normandy, the town of Lonlay l’Abbaye is the perfect choice. There’s even some history thrown in for good measure. There are five activities on the tour – three gourmet experiences, lunch and an abbey visit. The tours are run every Wednesday throughout the year. Places must be booked and […]