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 […]

Normandy Heritage Weekend

This weekend you can enjoy a jam-packed Normandy Heritage Weekend. It takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. The event is called Les Journées du Patrimoine and happens every year. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to enjoy the history and heritage Normandy has to offer. What’s more, many of the events are […]

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 […]

Lessay Abbey in Normandy

Lessay Abbey is an 11th century Benedictine monastery in Normandy. It was built in the Romanesque style and features an early example of the rib vault. The abbey church was founded in 1056. It suffered enormous damage in 1356 during the Hundred Years War. The damage was repaired and it survived until 1944. It wasn’t […]

An Abbey Church in Caen

The abbey church of Saint-Étienne is part of the Abbaye aux Hommes (the Men’s Abbey). The abbey is a former Benedictine monastery in Caen in Normandy and dedicated to Saint Stephen. It was founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror and has one of the largest Romanesque churches in France. Building the Abbey Church Having […]

Normandy Photos

Today is World Photography Day (19th August 2019)  and so it’s the perfect opportunity to share some of my Normandy photos with you. These are all photos I’ve taken recently in Normandy. D-Day This shot was taken on an August evening in Arromanches. It is part of a sculpture created to commemorate the 75th anniversary […]

The Norman Rockwell Exhibition in Normandy

  The Norman Rockwell exhibition is currently on in Caen. It’s one of the temporary exhibitions at the Mémorial de Caen museum and runs until 27 October. The Exhibition It’s called ‘Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms’ and is part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Rockwell exhibition has toured the […]

Bayeux Liberty Tree in Normandy

The Bayeux Liberty Tree is a sound and light show that takes place every July and August. Visitors flock to Place de la Liberté as dusk falls to enjoy the evening spectacle. This year the son et lumière display is being shown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Place de la Liberté is right next […]