Tags: History lovers

A day in Deauville, Normandy

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…

Watts Chapel

Chapels and cemeteries are, I find, rather heartwarming places to visit (particularly in the sunshine). When tended well, they seem full of love, care and respect. Watts Chapel in the Surrey Hills, is all that and more. Watts Chapel is a beautiful and rather magical place. The cemetery has an emotive atmosphere.

Watts Gallery

The Watts Gallery is snugly placed in the Surrey Hills and is an art heritage site. George Frederic Watts was considered the greatest painter of the Victorian Era and is dubbed ‘England’s Michelangelo’. I’d occasionally seen his work in TV history programmes as they marked the most pressing themes and ideas of his generation.