This archaeological site is open to the public for this festival with reenactments and medieval market. The Chateau is located in the small undulating forestry region of Cinglais, to the…

France has always been keen on cycling - the annual Tour de France is probably the biggest cycle race in the world, covering over 3000km in 3 weeks each July,…

There is an annual cider festival at Le Sap (61 Orne, Normandie), not far from Vimoutiers and Camembert country! 11-12 November 2017 - Fête du Cidre à l’ancienne Attractions include:…

In the heart of Normandy, famous for apples, cider, cream and cheese there is an Apple Festival - Foire de la pomme in October - see Vimoutiers In the town…

Lisieux (14 Calvados, Normandie) holds it traditional Christmas market on the place Mitterand from 13 - 15 December 2019. Don't miss the choirs singing and the arrival of Father Christmas…

Rouen (72 Seine Maritime, Normandie) brings together some of the work of Monet, Pisarro and Gauguin to celebrate the city's place in Impressionist Art with “Une ville pour Impressionnisme: Monet,…

Caen (14 Calvados, Normandie) holds its Wonderful World of Christmas Market from 30 November - 31 December 2019 This includes a traditional Christmas market of wooden chalets in the centre…

Every year the Association Tour de Normandie des Vehicules Historiques (Classic Tour of Normandie Association) organises a rally of vintage cars through the back roads of Normandie. The Tour de…

Caen (14, Calvados, Normandy) is a major French port and a cross-channel ferry port - but, of course, the Ferry docks at Ouistreham which is on the coast, whilst the…

Bayeux (14 Calvados, Normandie) is famous for its norman tapestry - and more recently its proximity to the Normandy landing beaches of 1944. The tapestry is now housed in a…

Most French autoroutes between major towns and cities are toll motorways, which whilst often offering fast and uncrowded dual-carriageways, can nevertheless add significantly to the cost of a trip through…

Normandy is rightly famous for its cheeses - indeed think of Normandy and I immediately think of apples, cows and lush green fields, thatched cottages and cream - cider and…

Bayeux (14 Calvados, Normandie) celebrates its medieval heritage every July with a weekend festival of music, street entertainment etc - see www.bayeux-tourism.com/

Livarot Livarot is a French cheese of the Normandy region, originating in the commune of Livarot (14 Calvados, Normandie), and protected by an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) since 1975. Livarot is a monastic French cheese easily distinguished by its washed…

Honfleur (14 Calvados, Normandie) is a delightful small harbour town on the Normandy coast just west of the Seine river estuary and Le Havre, now reached after crossing the elegant…

Villerville (14 Calvados, Normandie), is a pleasant coastal village on the Côte Fleurie, which hosts its "Summer Fires" (Feux de l'Eté) and village festival on 11 August 2018 with fireworks…