Your chance to ride Le Grand Depart route in Normandy

This year the general public will have the chance to ride the route the riders will take on the opening day of the tour – Le Grand Départ. The event will take place on Sunday 26 June and there are three routes available to cater for all abilities. The 189km route starts from Mont St […]

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy

The Tour de France is coming to Normandy this year. Three stages take place in La Manche region and Normandy Gite Holidays is the ideal base to see all them all from. 2 July is Le Grand Départ from Mont St Michel to Utah beach – one of the D-Day landing beaches. The route for […]

The bicycle in the boulangerie

Yes, that really is a bicycle in the boulangerie's window. This boulangerie is in Gavray and, along with another fellow baker, they are promoting the Tour de France. Both boulangeries are selling galettes des rois which are puff pastry cakes eaten throughout January. Each cake has a ceramic surprise hidden in it and the person […]

The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France This year Normandy is hosting two stages of the Tour de France. Today's race ends in Le Havre in Upper Normandy and starts in Livarot (Lower Normandy) tomorrow. Will Tony Martin hold onto his yellow jersey? The 2016 race will again return to Normandy with the first […]

The Tour de France arrives in Normandy

This year Normandy is hosting two stages of the Tour de France. Today's race ends in Le Havre in Upper Normandy and starts in Livarot (Lower Normandy) tomorrow. Will Tony Martin hold onto his yellow jersey? The 2016 race will again return to Normandy with the first three stages taking place in La Manche in […]