Archive for the ‘General’ Category

NORMANDY – An idyllic vision …

Probably best known for its apple brandy, this is definitely a département for connoisseurs. Referred to also as the ‘Parisian Riviera’ certainly around Deauville, where the very grand Casino sits next to the harbour and racecourse. Upper Normandy is dominated by the city of Rouen, which is one of the largest and certainly most prosperous cities […]

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Tour de France – Normandy – July 2016

The start and the first stages of the Tour de France 2016 will take place in La Manche in Normandy. 198 cyclists will take part between 2nd and 4th July over hundreds of kilometers in the Normandy countryside. The first stage will start from Mont saint-Michel and arrive in Utah Beach. This route takes in […]

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Exhibition news

The UK exhibition season kicks off this month and we are excited to be launching a new client app which we hope will create a buzz on our stand at the first events, The France Show Olympia London 29th – 31st Jan and A Place in the Sun Show, Manchester 11th – 13th March. This […]

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French regions rearranged

As you will know, the much talked about administrative reorganisation has resulted in France’s regions being cut from 22 to 13 as of this month. It could be classed as a bit of a non-event within the Grand  Ouest area though. For both Brittany and Pays de la Loire there has been no change, while […]

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No need to live beside the sea – find a beach near you!

                France is renowned for it’s wonderful bathing lakes which are found throughout the countryside and are a welcome relief from hot weather whilst being close to home.  Throughout Normandy there are gems to be found – at La Ferte-Mace in Orne (see picture) and also Pays de […]

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Le Mans is here! Why not buy a French Property

Le Mans time of year again! Enjoy your drive to and from the race? So why not look to buy a property in Normandy – so next year you can extend your trip. At Leggett-Normandy we have a wide selection of properties from Renovations to Chateaux Link By Emma Nicholson

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Festive Normandy!

It’s that time of year again and a great time to get out and about throughout Normandy to see the illuminated villages of the area.  Many of the villages in the area make an extra special effort with their Christmas and end of year celebrations by putting on themed festivities to delight visitors and locals […]

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I’m looking for a bargain property in Normandy…

Is it really a “bargain” property or a “cheap” property you’re looking for? We have many cheap places on offer, take a look at our Cheap Normandy Properties – there’s around a hundred of them. Many of them need work or total renovation, so it’s a good idea to do some homework before you arrange […]

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La Rentree – Time to take up a new hobby?

This week marks La Rentree when schools throughout the Normandy region go back after the long summer holiday, it is also the time of year when local associations, from basketball to bridge, are looking for new members to join them. So why not look out for local Forum des Associations where demonstrations and exhibitions of […]

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Broadband wherever you live no matter how rural!

Having persevered for years with slow internet via a dial-up service because of living in an area of rural Mayenne with no broadband ADSL available through the phone line, I have recently upgraded to a satellite provider which has completely changed my life! Often the case in rural areas throughout France and the UK the […]

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