Top things to do in Deuville

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Deauville is located in Normandy in the northwest part of the country and is one of France’s most chic and internationally known seaside resorts. Deauville is only a 2hr drive away from Paris and is frequently referred to as the … Read More

Etretat

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The main star of the show in Etretat would be the cliffs due to their exceptional natural drama and aided by the fact they were painted so memorably by famous impressionists. Over the year’s erosion has created extraordinary arches in … Read More

Manche Department

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The Manche department is in north-west Normandy, on the Cotentin Peninsula, which extends into the English Channel. There is Cherbourg at the northern end and the departmental capital of Saint-Lo. Manche is best known as being home to the world-famous … Read More

Arromanches

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Arromanches, which is more correctly known as Arromanches-les-Bains, is a coastal town found in the Calvados department of Lower Normandy. It is a moving, pleasant seaside town, famous for the part it played in the D-Day landings on June 6th … Read More

Le Havre

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In northern France’s Normandy region, you will find Le Havre, which is a major port situated where the Seine river meets the English Channel. Le Havre is joined to the city across the estuary, Honfleur, by the Pont de Normandie … Read More

Dieppe

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Dieppe is a coastal community in the Siene Maratime department in the Normandy region of Northern France, a port on the English Channel at the mouth of the Arques river. Famous for its scallops, with its regular ferry service to … Read More

The Building of Rouen Catherdral

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The impressive Gothic Rouen cathedral has the tallest church spire in France. A fine example of a wealth of history, art and architectural details. La cathedrale primatiale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen, Rouen cathedral is one of the most magnificent … Read More

Spring in Normandy

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When the cold weather starts to feel like it is never ending, what better way to brush off the winter blues and lethargy then by enjoying the great outdoors in France’s beautiful Normandy. You are literally spoilt for choice with … Read More

Food Specialities in Normandy

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As a region with an amazing agricultural heritage and with a impressive shoreline stretching along the northern border, it is understandable that Normandy is home to some of France’s best known foods. The freshness and the range of the seafood … Read More

Caen

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Why not plan a trip to this beautiful Normandy destination? Caen is one of Normandy’s most important cities and although small it’s a delight to visit. It has a population of around 106,000 and is the capital of Calavados and … Read More

Normandy the Home of Impressionism

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Impressionist Painters set up their easels along the Channel coast and along the banks of the beautiful River Seine, in Monet’s private gardens in Giverny and in Rouen’s Old Town, who were inspired by the unique light, the beauty and … Read More

Honfleur

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Ports don’t really get much prettier than Honfleur on the Seine’s estuary. Glorious historic houses compete for position on the quays, along with the galleries and beautiful restaurants. Honfleur is packed with cultural sights and has a wealth of attractions … Read More

Bayeux Tapestry

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The story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, as seen from the Norman perspective, is depicted in this unusual and unique object, the Bayeux Tapestry. Although it is more than 900 years old, the images portrayed are still … Read More

Mont Saint Michel

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Located in Northwest France and set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of France, the impressive le Mont Saint Michel. Apart from the various monuments in … Read More

The Start of the Hundred Years War

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The hundred years war was the intermittent struggle between France and England in the 14th – 15th Century, over a series of disputes including the question of the legitimate succession to the French crown. The main struggle involved many generations … Read More

The D-Day Beaches of Normandy

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On the morning of the 6th June 1944 the coastline of Normandy was scattered with allied landing ships and further out preparing for naval bombardment of the German guns, warships were sitting out. There were also hundreds of ships… Read More

Places to Visit in Normandy

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Just a few of the many great attractions Normandy has to offer…. Honfleur Beautiful Honfleur has been one of France’s principals ports for a thousand years, positioned at the mouth of the river Seine. However it wasn’t all roses… Read More

Politics and the Euro

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What’s been happening? The euro was Monday’s currency winner, recording (and holding) notable gains against the majors thanks to the outcome of Sunday’s first round of voting in the French election. With one of the anti-EU candidates, left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon, … Read More

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