Exploring Villedieu-les-Poeles

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France This pretty street in Villedieu-les-Poêles, Normandy, runs alongside the main thoroughfare. It’s quiet and mainly residential as there are numerous alleys accessed through stone arches. You can see one of the arches on the right hand side of the photo. The church at the bottom of the […]

Garden creativity in Coutances

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, Normandy, is garden creativity at its best. Each year, the garden has a theme which is then reflected in the planting. This year the displays are all about energy sources. Great fun and really interesting too. Photo and post by Chris […]

Bayeux memorial

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France The memorial at Bayeux is engraved with the names of 1800 commonwealth land force men and women who have no known grave. They fell during the landings and the ensuing Battle of Normandy on 6 June 1944. An inscription in latin reads: We, once conquered by William, […]

La Pointe du Roc at Granville, Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France The lighthouse at Pointe du Roc in Granville was built in 1826 at a cost of 39,000 francs. It survived the Second World War unscathed as it was painted green to camouflage it. Granite from the Chausey Isles was used in its construction. Although it is not […]

Seafood galore

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France A seafood, shellfish and fish festival will take place in Granville this weekend. More than 60 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors will descend on the port this Saturday and Sunday. As well as being able to buy the products, there will also be tastings, cookery demonstrations and plenty […]

Discover the delights of Normandy

A short video showcasing the highlights of a visit to Normandy. There's so much to do! Posted by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #normandytopten #normandysights #normandytop10 #normandyplacestovisit #normandyholidays #holidaysinnormandy Check this out on Google+

Celebrating France's Architectural Heritage

This weekend is the annual Heritage Days event (Journées européennes du patrimoine) throughout France. Almost 17000 architectural and environmental heritage sites will be open to the public free of charge. The abbey at Cerisy-la-Forêt in Normandy is just one of the sites participating in the event. Post by Chris of Gavray GitesPhoto credit "Cerisy-la-Forêt Abbaye […]

Normandy apples and blackberries

This year's crop of Normandy apples is plentiful. These were picked in my garden together with some juicy blackberries from the hedgerows. Time to get searching for a recipe and get cooking. Post by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #apples #blackberries #gavray #cookingwithfruit   Check this out on Google+

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy

Coutances Cathedral in Normandy is French Gothic in style using long, straight, vertical lines. It was completed in 1274. The stained glass windows are incredibly vibrant in colour and detailed. Visits are free and definitely worth exploring. Post and photo by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #coutances #coutancescathedral #gavray #stainedglasswindows #frenchgothic #frenchgothicarchitecture   Check […]

Exploring Villedieu-les-Poêles

This pretty street in Villedieu-les-Poêles, Normandy, runs alongside the main thoroughfare. It's quiet and mainly residential as there are numerous alleys accessed through stone arches. You can see one of the arches on the right hand side of the photo. The church at the bottom of the street is the Eglise Notre Dame built at […]