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


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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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