What To Do in Villedieu

The new 2020 tourist guide for Villedieu-les-Poêles has just been published. It’s available to download or you can pick up a copy from the Villedieu tourist office. It’s jam-packed full of inspiration of what to do in Villedieu and is written in French and English. A Stroll Around Villedieu A walk around Villedieu is one […]

Jersey War Tunnels

The Jersey War Tunnels give a fascinating insight into life in Jersey during World War 2.The exhibition is housed in the former underground complex built for the Germans. In 1941 it was originally built as a shelter to protect German troops but was converted to a hospital in 1943. It remained operational until 1945. German […]

The Benefits of Book Direct

It’s BookDirect Day today (Wednesday 5th February 2020). Property rental owners from around the world are sharing the message about how you can Book Direct. What Are the Benefits of Book Direct? The traveller doesn’t pay a booking fee The rental owner doesn’t pay any commission The guest and owner can communicate with one another […]

A Beauty Salon in Gavray

A visit to the beauty salon in Gavray is the ultimate treat while on holiday. Like many of the shops in Gavray it’s a small, independently owned business. Originally they were based in the high street but last year they moved to a larger shop that was refurbished to the owner’s requirements. There are now […]

A Stroll Through the High Town in Granville

The high town in Granville is often overlooked by visitors to the town who instead visit the shops, restaurants, bars, casino, market and port in the main town. However, visiting the fortified high town is like stepping back in history and is a hidden gem not be be missed. Accessing the High Town The high […]

Croissant Day

It’s National Croissant Day today in both the UK and USA (Thursday 30th January 2020). The day is not celebrated in France but vast quantities of croissants will be consumed as usual. In a break from tradition, a number of croissant hybrids have been created in recent years. They include the Cronut (croissant and donut), […]

What to do in February in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in February in Normandy? It can be a great time to visit as many of the popular sites that are busier during the summer months are blissfully quiet. It has to be said that you can’t guarantee good weather at this time of year. Rain is a possibility but […]

Chinese Restaurant in Normandy

A Chinese restaurant in Normandy may not seem very French but with the start of the Chinese New Year approaching then why not? The popularity of Chinese restaurants in Normandy is increasing. Ten years ago it was a relatively new concept. And while there aren’t as many Chinese restaurants as in the UK, for example, […]