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Do you have a great Normandy travel tip? We would love to hear from you! Email in your ideas via the contact form or send us a tweet @Normandythennow

 

Chateau Vendeuvre

Beautiful Chateau Vendeuvre opens in the spring with a grand display of tulips.  Visit the chateau website for more information.

Cider and heritage – the perfect Normandy mix in Rots, Calvados

After our post about a very rare and very hard to find chapel near Launay, @perlineamvalli told us about this hidden little treasure NW of Caen:

chapel per ineam valli

 

Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town

Handy tweet from   (Archaeologist Mike Bishop!) 27/8/15

@Normandythennow Loved Harfleur & Honfleur, hated the crush at Mont St Michel, but enjoyed Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town; beautiful museum!

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Ferme De La Sapinière

Per Lineam Valli @perlineamvalli  I rather enjoyed la ferme cidricole la Sapinière‘  @Normandythennow, but then I’m biased (I used to make cider).  Tours in English every day at 1430, followed by a tasting of cidre, pommeau, & calvados,  🙂

Ferme De La Sapinière

 

Swiss Normandy and Vire

Jane Potter ‏@drjanepotter ‘What to do when it rains in Normandy’ — Coffee in #SuisseNormande or browsing books in #Vire @Normandythennow
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Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg

Miriam Krooswijk ‏@MiriamKrooswijk: ‘what to do when it rains in Normandy’ with young children visit in Cherbourg

Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg

La Chapelle-Montligeon

I found your site as I was doing some research on Brionne as we are staying in the area for a couple of weeks in August.

Your potted history is fascinating and humourous, I wish my teachers had a similar style, though 50 years ago humour was not often present in the classroom.

My wife and I and our children (and now grand children) have visited France many times and have stayed all over the country from Carcassonne to Dunkirk, Brest to Besancon but keep coming back to Normandy. Over the last few years we have stayed in La Chapelle-Montligeon, near Mortagne au Perche and if you ever get a postcard of the basilica then I would recommend a visit.

There is a fascinating story about Auguste Buguet, a priest who was concerned, both for the souls of the dead,who were in purgatory, and for the depopulation of the area.

It is a lovely village with an excellent hotel that serves wonderful food.

We have also stayed near Saint Hilaire du Harcouet, which I see you have visited too and visited Mortain, Vire and many other towns in the area. Normandy has so many castles, churches and Chateaus and good food, wine and cider.

Any way keep up the good work and I will continue exploring your site to see where else we can visit.

Rob Davidson, June 2015

Notre-Dame de Montligeon in the Orne
Notre-Dame de Montligeon in the Orne, with thanks to wiki images.

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