Posts Tagged ‘ Normandy ’

Saturday snippets: 3rd March 2018

Mar 3rd, 2018 | By

New museum openings, mullet hair styles and the importance of British tourists to Nicaragua, Estonia and St Lucia occupy some of Adrian’s attention this week.

The light shows of Normandy

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

One of the best is still that at Rouen, a place forever linked with England since this is where William the Conqueror died at the priory of Saint Gervase.

Autumn Normandy foodie festivals

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By
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The French region of Normandy is one of those places that has just too much going for it. It is the home of camembert and other cheeses, calvados, cider, pommeau and, of course, apples as well as some of the best seafood you will find.

The Battle of Hastings at Hampton Court

Jun 26th, 2016 | By

In honour of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the Normandy Tourist Board has teamed up with the local Hastings tourist board – named Hastings and 1066 Country – to create a mediaeval Norman garden.

D-Day remembered

Jun 6th, 2014 | By

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and you don’t need me to tell you that the memories are being recalled in any number of countries.

Normandy, a gourmet’s journey

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Frederic explores parts of Normandy; its food – Camembert is the best export – and the English ties with William the Conqueror

Normandy, a summer of Impressions!

Jul 17th, 2013 | By

We have always been drawn to the work of impressionism and they have led to large viewing figures at our museums. In France, Frederic explores the huge impressionist festival that is taking place in Normandy until the end of the summer

Letter from France: February 2013

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the channel