'Groupe de 6 baigneuses dansant en ligne sur une plage a Deauville' say the notes with this charming old photograph, 'Group of 6 bathers dancing in a line on Deauville beach'.
Five of these young ladies have sleek swimming costumes and their hair is controlled with neat little turbans. The sixth dancer
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
When the last miller of the Moulin Landry hung up his flour sacks, he didn't have retirement in mind. The clear waters of the Drochon river that had powered the Landry mill for centuries went down to sea and a pretty sandy beach becoming popular with visitors from bustling Caen.
On a cold blustery day in February 1848 the last King of France skulked along the quay in Trouville-sur-Mer, desperate to secure passage to England for himself and his family.
The winds were high and no sailor could be swayed by the many francs he offered them.
A kingly failure
He had arrived
How Robert stole the beach at Pourville
After ten years of loving the Monet in the wardrobe, neither Robert Zwoliński’s passion or the colours in the painting had faded.
Each time he locked the spare bedroom door at his parents apartment, pulled down the blinds (to protect the pigments) and unrolled the