Not being horsey people, a visit to the French national Stud in the Orne has been lurking quite low on our list, but we were in for a rather dainty and delightful surprise.
Our postcard shows the main gate of Le Haras national du Pin, the national stud of France.
Anyone who has read our advice for what to do when it rains in Normandy will know touring the makers of wonderful Calvados, Pommeau and cider is very high on the list. But what to expect? Here are some notes from our visit to the comte Louis de Lauriston cellars,
The La Grande Foire à Tout des Andelys is the largest fair of it's kind in Normandy. Just 20 miles south of Rouen, here you will find an interesting mix of local farm produce, market stalls, brocante (flea and antique) professional traders and families selling assorted bits and bobs after a good
The owner of the chateau in our vintage postcard is an award winning Paris chef. He welcomes guests for dinner, to stay and... to learn from him the secrets of perfect Parisian pâtisserie.
Would we be brave enough to try something very new? Of course!
A very tasty idea
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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 fine beach at a sensible price, we have dipped back in to ‘Cook’s Handbook for Normandy’ published in 1883, and are sharing with you reviews