Travelling To Jersey From Normandy

Travelling to Jersey from Normandy is a really easy trip to make. I travelled there recently courtesy of Manche Isles Express so I could experience what it’s like. You can make your reservation and pay either by internet, or the phone or at one of ticket offices. Their website is here.  Prices start from 34 euros […]

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 […]

A Walk in Villedieu Through The Centuries

A walk in Villedieu is one of the best ways to discover this historic town which was established in around 1130. There are 14 orange and brown information boards with text in both French and English to help you on your walk through centuries of history. Practical Information Villedieu is relatively compact although this walk […]

A Family Friendly Farm in Normandy

There’s a family friendly farm less than 10 minutes from Gavray that’s suitable for younger guests. It’s called La Ferme de Lucie and is run by Céline and Benoît Hachler in Le Mesnil Rogues.   I was kindly allowed to take photos of the animals which included goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, lambs, llamas and peacocks. […]

Top 3 Normandy Museums

There are plenty of museums to choose from in Normandy so I’ve selected my top three. They’re perfect for museum buffs or for a rainy day activity. The three museums are in Cherbourg, Caen and Bayeux. https://www.normandygiteholidays.com/wp-admin/plugins.php Cité de la Mer Cherbourg is much more than a Normandy arrival and departure port for ferries. There […]

Normandy Cycle Routes

A number of my guests have brought their bikes to Normandy to enjoy some cycling. Normandy has 1600km of véloroutes (cycle routes) giving you cycling itineraries via traditional cycle paths or secure roads with little traffic. The cycle routes are designated by special signposts. 700km of these routes are greenways (or voie vertes in French). […]

Top 10 Tips For Visiting Mont-Saint-Michel

Here are my top 10 tips for visiting Mont-Saint-Michel. Factor in time to get from the car park to the island. It could take half an hour depending on where you park. Try and park as near to the shuttle buses as possible. Check out the Tourist Information Centre leaflet which has a map of the […]

New Grace Kelly Exhibition At The Christian Dior Museum In Normandy

Princess Grace of Monaco will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Christian Dior museum in Normandy. As an actress she was known as Grace Kelly and became Princess of Monaco in 1956 following her marriage to Prince Rainier III. A selection of around 90 items from her wardrobe will look at the […]