What to do in February in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in February in Normandy? It can be a great time to visit as many of the popular sites that are busier during the summer months are blissfully quiet. It has to be said that you can’t guarantee good weather at this time of year. Rain is a possibility but […]

The Church in Sainte-Mère-Église

The church in Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy is no ordinary church. Towards the steeple is a parachute and underneath it an effigy of a paratrooper. Overnight on the 5th June 1944, American aircraft headed towards the town. The paratroopers started to land around 1.40am. However, many buildings were alight in the town and the descending soldiers […]

The Christian Dior Museum in Normandy

The Christian Dior museum is my choice for day 3 of my Normandy Advent Calendar. This stunning villa in Granville is called Les Rhumbs. It was Christian Dior’s childhood home and is set in delightful gardens. The villa was built at the end of the 19th century and bought by Dior’s parents in 1906 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Normandy Liberation Celebrations

A range of events will be taking place from 31 July to 4 August as part of Normandy liberation celebrations. The events will focus on the areas around Granville and Julloville which were both liberated on 31st July 1944. Operation Cobra Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States […]