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 […]

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 […]

Granville’s Carnival Comes To Town

Granville’s carnival will take place from 1st – 5th March this year. It’s an annual event that lasts for five days and always finishes on the Tuesday of Mardi Gras. For details of the programme, you can check out the website here. This year is the 145th carnival in Granville and it’s one of the […]

A New Exhibition Coming To The Christian Dior Museum

Today is the last day for visiting the Christian Dior Museum before it re-opens in April. The museum is housed in three floors of the famous couturier’s Normandy home in the seaside town of Granville. Although Dior was born here in 1905 his family moved to Paris several years later. However, the Granville house was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easter in Normandy

The weather has been sunshine and showers so far for Easter in Normandy. However, people have still been getting out and about enjoying the events taking place over the weekend. Church services Easter church services have been taking place since Thursday and the Gavray service was on Friday evening. During the Easter period the church […]

The Biggest Carnival in Western France

Granville hosts Western France’s biggest carnival every year attracting around 150,000 visitors. Today is the last day of the 144th carnival the town has hosted and will culminate with a confetti fight during the final parade. Big bags of confetti have been on sale for weeks as people prepare for ‘la bataille’. It’s a fun […]

Where to Stop for Afternoon Tea in Granville

  🎼Tea for two and two for tea🎶  Picorette is a delightful tea salon nestled in a quiet pedestrian street in Granville, Normandy. This is not a place to grab a quick cuppa in between shopping; instead you deliberate, savour and relax. The choice of teas is extensive – 146 of them to be precise […]