Where dreams come true; Château de Crosville-sur-Douve, in the Manche

One day in 1980 a girl called Michèle on a Normandy school bus heard that a tumble-down château  and its farm were for sale. Michèle was

We like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus’s garden – in Cherbourg

If you are passing through Cherbourg from the ferry, carve a few hours out of your day to visit the brilliant Cité de la Mer. 


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

The perils of pretty English girls, for a Frenchman in Étretat

We are delighted to introduce as our guest blogger this week Guy de Maupassant! Here he interviews old friend Henri Sidoine on the Havre-Trouville ferry.  Henri