Galette Des Rois – A 300 Year Old French Tradition

Let me introduce you to galette des rois. This pastry celebration cake is a tradition that goes back around 300 years. It’s eaten throughout France although there are regional differences in the recipes used. In some parts of France the cake is made of either sweetcrust pastry or brioche. In Normandy and other parts of […]

Normandy Cheese

Day 18 of the Normandy Advent Calendar is Normandy cheese. The bread and wine make the perfect accompaniment! There are 4 Normandy cheeses produced in the region – Camembert, Livarot, Pont l’Evêque and Neufchâtel. Camembert takes its name from the village in Calvados where it was first produced. The methods used to produce Camembert haven’t […]

The Best Place for Pancakes in Normandy

Where’s the best place for pancakes in Normandy? This is the question news organisation, Côté Manche, asked their Facebook fans earlier this month. Here’s their pick of the best places in and around Coutances. If you want a relatively quick and informal meal then finding a crêperie is a safe bet. Both savoury and sweet […]

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 […]