A Guided Walk in Villedieu

A guided 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 […]

Commemorating Armistice Day in Normandy

Granville will be commemorating Armistice Day this weekend in Normandy. A World War 2 site will be used to mark the event over the three days. Monday 11th November is a public holiday in France and marks the end of World War 1 in 1918.   The batterie du Roc was built in 1942 in Granville’s high […]

Vauville Botanical Garden

Vauville Botanical Garden is tucked away on the Cotentin peninsula in Normandy. It looks out onto the Channel Islands and the headland known at Le Nez de Jobourg. Visiting the garden is very much like entering a Tardis as 11 acres unfold in front of you. The site benefits from a microclimate where the evergreen […]

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 […]

Discover Historic Bayeux

Discover historic Bayeux in the video below that showcases this wonderful medieval town in Normandy. The cathedral, water mill and tapestry are shown.     However, there are more sites to see and you can walk in the footsteps of William the Conqueror as you stroll the streets. For an in-depth guide to historic Bayeux, […]