The Abbey Near Gavray

Hambye Abbey is a delightful 12th century abbey just a few minutes drive from Hambye in Normandy. It was once a thriving monastery but fell into decline with the last monks leaving shortly before the French revolution. It’s set in a valley in a calm and tranquil site of natural beauty. Despite being quarried, the […]

Hambye Abbey

Hambye Abbey is a delightful 12th century abbey just a few minutes drive from Hambye in Normandy. It was once a thriving monastery but fell into decline with the last monks leaving shortly before the French revolution. It’s set in a valley in a calm and tranquil site of natural beauty. Despite being quarried, the […]

Cycling Along the Headlands of La Sienne

Cycling arounds the headlands of La Sienne river affords wonderful views of the Normandy countryside. This 20km circular route starts in Regnéville-sur-Mer with views towards the remains of the bridge at Pont de la Roque, the nearby lime kilns, the lighthouse at Pointe d’Agon and the ruined chateau.  You’ll also pass through small villages typical […]

A Day Out With the Family in Cherbourg

  You might associate Cherbourg with ferries and simply being a Normandy arrival and departure port. There is, however, much more to it and it’s worthy of a day’s visit. The Cité de la Mer is a maritime museum housed in the former ArtDeco railway station. Discover the aquarium, explore the workings of a submarine, […]