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Picture of the week!

Picture of the week!

‘What is that peasant doing?’ Tsar Nicholas II glares at the paparazzi during the 1909 Cherbourg submarine show.

Be a Normandy traveller – our insider essentials

Be a Normandy traveller – our insider essentials

This could have been called 'don't do what we did' ... useful info about driving, WIFI, getting into places for free and a little bit more.

Holiday health help

Holiday health help

All about finding a doctor, a dentist, a chemist, out of hours help, your EHIC card... and some very useful phrases because mime can only get you so far.

Emergency help

Emergency help

We hope your travels aren't this exciting... But if they are we have emergency phone numbers and useful phrases to get you through (and an excuse to use this gorgeous postcard of a French fireman).

Welcome to our gallery …………………………… Click to scroll through the postcards so far.

  • Cherbourg, torpedoes and a Tsar in the playground
  • Squirrels, soldiers and silk at Le château de Couterne
  • A baptism of fire on Juno Beachhttp://www.normandythenandnow.com/a-baptism-of-fire-on-juno-beach-6-june-1944/
  • Bonne Fête des Mères!
  • Recreating Joan of Arc, in Rouen
  • Whatever happened to Chateau de Blanche-Lande?
  • Trouble with love, in medieval Lisieux
  • Andouillette is a pretty name…

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Bonne fête des Pères!

There are some distinctly Bavarian influences in our vintage French ‘Bonne fête Papa‘ postcard.  It is perhaps a smidge more gruesome than today’s offerings but has a certain old school charm.  In a wine,…

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Bonne fête des Pères!

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The journey so far

The journey so far

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