Archive for the ‘Normandy lifestyle’ 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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NORMANDY: Visiting the D-Day Beaches and more …

Arromanches was one of the centerpoints of the D-Day landings. Today, it hosts a large museum that explains the nuts and bolts of the great invasion … The landings are commemorated in the monuments, museums and the war graves of the thousands who gave their lives. There are numerous wonderful places to visit throughout Normandy – […]

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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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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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NORMANDIE – choosing between Upper or Lower Normandie …

Many people see Normandy as one region, when it is actually two regions with quite different landscapes and property prices. The common denominator is that you’ll find simply wonderful architecture in this part of the country. Whether its historic churches and cathedrals or timbered and thatched farmhouses, you won’t be disappointed. Upper Normandy has slightly […]

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NORMANDIE – with its fine beaches, idyllic countryside and historic heritage …

Formerly the ‘Dukedom’ of Normandy, it is currently divided into two regions: Haute Normandie (Upper Normandy) in the East and Basse Normandie (Lower Normandy) to the West. Soon to be reunited, but still today separate regions of France. Normandy is one of the greatest historic regions of France and the story of Harold and his cousin […]

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SUISSE NORMANDE – Swiss Normandy, hilly part of Calvados …

Even the French are sometimes amazed by its unexpected beauty and the variety of outdoor activities on offer in this part of Calvados. Craggy ravines on the banks of the river Orne are perfect for climbing, abseiling and paragliding enthusiasts. Enjoy trekking on horseback, Kayak or polo-kayak along a stretch of unspoilt river, hiking and […]

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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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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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