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
Château Tourlaville, near Cherbourg
Are you planning a visit to Normandy? History lover? You need to know about this important weekend.
We discovered European heritage days ‘Journées européennes du patrimoine‘ when the charming owner of a Normandy château refused the usual payment for a tour of his lovely home.
Journées européennes du patrimoine
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. This is also sound advice if you are generally in the area, or you like submarines or love pretty underwater things, are a fan of