Spending a day in Deauville, Normandy is perfect for sightseeing, sunbathing, shopping and eating! This swish and internationally re-nowned seaside resort has a designer shops, a Grand casino, golf courses, horse races and a sandy beach that stretches for days! No wonder it’s the destination of the rich from Paris and the famous from around…
We tend to eat our way through villages and towns when we visit France. It seems wrong not to. The foods of Normandy, France are of such high quality and so deeply satisfying you’ll be crazy not to try them on your next visit. Here’s a list of all the best Normand foods to look…
The French House, Normandy experience is pretty unique. Imagine a home away from home with a rambling, wooded garden and a twisting stream. Then imagine it sits next to a tiny church, too old to stand but loved by the villagers who place fresh flowers on the graves of their ancestors. Now imagine this sits…
Eating out in Normandy is a wonderfully homely experience. Here are 3 brilliant restaurants for you to try. Brunch, lunch and dinner in Northern Normandy sorted.
Honfleur is magical. It’s almost timeless. You can gaze above the heads of the locals and tourists and it’s as if nothing has changed. Perhaps that’s what is so special about churches. There’s something peaceful about time standing still, even for a moment.
The French House in Fiquefleur-Equainville is a home away from home to kick back and reconnect in. Reconnect with each other and reconnect with time. I mean ‘old school’ time, when time is on your side and not against you. Like Sundays used to be when I was young. But days of it.
Honfleur Normandy is a beautiful port, where the historic little houses snuggle up along the quay sides. Along side the galleries and churches mouthwatering morsels and tempting tipples are there to indulge your tastebuds.
Beuzeville Normandy can be found in the middle of woods, meadows and valleys where cheese, jams, honey, cider and calvados are celebrated. This gentle and welcoming town has a history steeped in food, being in the heart of a fertile land. But, it’s not just their tradition with these local foods that define them.
We decided to go ‘out-out’ in the rather grand neighbourhood of Paris called Opera, so-called because of the magnificent Old Opera House that dominates it. Le Grand Intercontinental hotel sits beside this beauty. We started this rather extravagant evening at Le Bar, followed by a meal at the Drouant, just a stroll away.
Whatever your faith, churches are really rather lovely to wander round. Two of our favourites in Paris are Saint-Chapelle, with its awesome (in the true meaning of the word) stain-glass windows, and Sacre-Coeur, standing only second in height to the Eiffel Tower like the gleaming white ‘sacred heart’ it is intended to be
Booking a restaurant, bar or cafe where you eat with the locals has become a quest for me. A bistro or brasserie brimming with neighbourhood Madames and Monsieurs is like hitting the jackpot to my lot. You feel more immersed within their culture and somehow reassured that the famous French palette will guide you.
Could this be the most romantic apartment in Paris? It’s intimate, oozing charm and has 2 terraces with views of Ile Saint-Louis that stir you.
Hello, my name is Maria and I’m obsessed by food markets. If you are a foodie too strolling through Rue Cler and Rue de Buci in Paris is an experience for the soul.
Ile Saint-Louis, an island in the middle of Paris, is an unspoiled 17th century cluster of residencies. That is charming enough, but it also has boutique-style shops that will fill your heart, and cafes and food shops to guarantee you’ll shop ’til you pop
A stroll around Honfleur is like stepping onto a film set. You can hardly point the camera in a bad direction. Tall wooden houses with slate roofs are viewed through masts and ropes of the boats harboured there. Food markets, cafes and shops stuffed full of local produce are all part of it’s delights.