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Lobster in the Chausey Islands

On a gloriously sunny June afternoon, we set off en famille from the seaside port of Granville on the Jolie Vedette ferry service to the Chausey Islands  We were off for a few days’ well earned rest at the end of the school year to stay at the picturesque  446 more words

Normandy Cuisine

Bravado at the Battle of the Bulge

16 August 2017

“Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Ship and a Son’s Curiosity”

During this week in 1942, the PC 552 went on its shakedown cruise. 172 more words


Medieval Women and Power: Female Abbatial Lordship

John Rylands Research Institute Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Laura Gathagan from SUNY Cortland, has spent the last two months investigating part of the Beaumont Charters collection. 759 more words


Eric Labourette, Guide Extraordinaire

Our sightseeing days in Normandy were Saturday and Sunday which made it possible to have Eric Labourdette available to  be our guide.  On our visit  in 1999 , we had no guide.   408 more words

Going back in time to 6th June 1944 on Omaha Beach - reliving the invasion of Normandy | Travel Blog France #3

That day finally came, it was finally time to visit Omaha Beach, where the invasion of Normandy took place.  The visit set us back in time to 6th June 1944 and the operation Overlord began. 214 more words