Art, cows and sunsets, in Montmartin-sur-Mer

Montmartin-sur-mer is the sort of town you don’t tell people about when you stay here on holiday.  You may say you were in the Manche,

The treachery of a broken-hearted knight, in medieval Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte

Geoffroy d’Harcourt of Château de Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, was born into a life of great privilege and great danger at the beginning of the 14th century. With one


Watering places of Normandy – more from Cook’s invaluable 1883 handbook

At this time of year many Normandy fans, or soon to be fans, are planning a seaside holiday in this remarkable region. To help choose a

The terrible fire of Château d’Eu, near Treport

We are in the lap of 19th century luxury this week on the blog, which is surprising considering the building on our postcard had burnt