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70th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the ensuing 100 days of the Battle of Normandy, the region of Normandy will be
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Visit to Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy

A while back I took my Dad to see Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. He wanted to visit the D-Day Landing Beaches and the War memorial
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Amazing Rouen Armada, France

I had read about the tall boat show, the so called Armada, to be held in Rouen on the website for Francophiles, The Good Life
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Home from home for British living in France

How the Brits are making Normandy’s Orne region their own Sir Winston Churchill once famously observed that: “The British and the Americans are two nations
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Normandy Jazz under the apple trees

The annual Jazz Sous Les Pommiers (‘Jazz Under The Apple Trees’)  Normandy Jazz Festival draws top stars and huge crowds… An ancient barn in the
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Caen, Normandy

Caen is the biggest city in lower Normandy (Basse Normandie) and it’s also the capital. Caen sits on the river Orne which runs right through
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Rouen, Normandy

The town of Rouen in France is the capital of Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie) and historically is the capital city of Normandy (Normandie). It is a
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Calvados in Normandy

Calvados is a department in lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie) and it’s also a brandy produced in the area. Calvados is one of the most popular tourist
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Monet’s Garden at Giverny

The pretty village of Giverny in Normandy is located about 80 km to the south of Paris and was where Claude Monet famously lived, painted
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Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy is one of France’s most iconic attractions. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site which receives more than 3 million visitors a
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