A Day Out in Coutances

If you’re coming to La Manche region of Normandy, I can highly recommend a day out in Coutances. It’s only 20 minutes away from the gite so it’s somewhere I go fairly often but it doesn’t fail to disappoint. The imposing cathedral dominates the skyline as you drive in to the town. And close up, […]

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 – […]

My Favourite Boulangerie in Gavray

My favourite boulangerie in Gavray? It’s a difficult choice! Feeling peckish? Sunday is a very busy day for bakers as they do a roaring trade. It’s a day for people to spend time with family or friends while enjoy good food and wine. In Gavray, there are 3 boulangeries and they were all open this […]

Discovering historic Villedieu-les-Poêles

I stepped back in time this morning with a stroll round historic Villedieu-les-Poêles. It’s a Normandy town famous for copper making. The new media library is now housed in the former corn market building with its arches dating from the mid 19th century. The church of Notre-Dame is even older with the original being built […]

A Day Discovering the WW2 Sites in Normandy

If you have just 24 hours in Normandy you could spend a day discovering the WW2 sites. There is a huge amount to see so this is just an introduction. Nevertheless it’s a very useful suggested itinerary for visiting the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. The article below was written by Normandy Now and Then […]