Foodie holidays in Normandy

Food and drink often spring to mind when you think of France. Famous for wine, cheese, crispy baguettes, thin crêpes, pâtisserie, fôie gras, and crème brûlée amongst others. There are Normandy specialities to be enjoyed thanks, in part, to its proximity to the sea and its agricultural heritage. Enjoy trying the four Normandy cheeses, cider, […]

Celebration for Epiphany has a Tour de France theme

The traditional celebration of eating galette des rois at Epiphany has a Tour de France theme in some parts of Normandy. The galette (which means pancake) is a sweet flaky pastry cake flavoured with frangipane/almond paste. Each cake has a small charm hidden in it which is similar to the tradition of hiding coins in […]

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 […]

Seafood galore

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 of shellfish and seafood to eat. For more […]

Cider production in Normandy in a byegone age

Cider production in Normandy is thought to have started in the 15th century. Equipment like this stone trough was used to crush the apples as a horse would be attached the the wooden wheels and walk round the trough. The pulp would then be transferred to a pressoir which crushed the apples between two pieces […]

Tasty treats from Normandy

Confiture de lait (literally milk jam) is a caramel sauce which is a speciality of Normandy. It can be eaten on pastries, or bread, drizzled on pancakes or vanilla ice cream, stirred into plain yoghurt … The possibilities are endless! To see how it’s made and enjoy a tasting, book a tour with Lait Douceur […]

Feeling peckish?

I’ve already eaten but this looks yummy. Delicious camembert from Normandy. French food at its best! Shared by Chris of Gavray Gites #france #frenchfood #gavray #normandy #camembert Originally shared by +Visit France Wine, Cheese and “Saucisson” – a perfect French combo to celebrate the first Wine Wednesday of September in style! Fancy some? #WineWednesday #Wine […]

Traditional French restaurant in Gavray

The Hotel de la Gare restaurant in Gavray is a charming family-run concern. Located in the main high street there is plenty of free parking and a warm welcome awaits you. As the owners have young children they are closed over the weekend apart from Saturday lunchtime which is market day in Gavray. The bonus […]