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D-Day 2014

02/18/2014 11:04:59 AM

D-Day Diary 2014 A clear guide to events taking place in Normandy for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in 2014. The 2014 D-Day anniversary will be marked by a large number of commemorations and festivities including firework displays, parades, ...

World Equestrian Games 2014 Normandy

11/03/2013 07:38:04 AM

World Equestrian Games 2014 Normandy Tickets Tickets for the World Equestrian Games 2014 go on sale to the general public from 19th November 2013 – at the moment tickets are only available to members of the French equestrian bodies such as ...

Manoir de Couesme

09/05/2013 07:30:56 AM

Manoir de Couesme The Manoir de Couesme is a manor house on the outskirts of Ancinnes dating from the end of the 15th century. Originally a feudal hall, it was converted into a Renaissance residence by Charles de Couesme, Captain of the Free ...

Le Mans Old Town

09/02/2013 03:05:19 AM

Le Mans Old Town Le Mans may be world renowned for its motor racing track, even featuring in a classic Steve McQueen film, but the old town of Le Mans with its beautifully preserved medieval architecture is still largely unknown, despite being ...

2013 D-Day Normandy Calendar

05/24/2013 09:30:18 AM

D-Day Events 2013 This is a guide to 2013 D-Day events in Normandy, France for the 69th Anniversary of D-Day. Sunday 26th May 2013 Amfreville (50) - 11:00 a.m.  : ceremony at the 507th PIR monument. Picauville (50) - 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. ...

France Breathalyser Law

03/08/2013 08:03:19 AM

France Breathalyser Law – Final Decision, Sort Of! The on-off breathalyser law is now officially ON – except that there’s no sanction for failure to have one and the Interior Minister thinks they are a waste of time! “tout aut

Diversions around Rouen – Update

02/28/2013 13:07:29 PM

Diversions around Rouen due to Bridge Closure First published November 9 2012, updated and republished February 28 2013. Until further notice there are diversions around Rouen, heading both north and south, as the main bridge for vehicles over ...

Monty Don’s French Gardens – Champ de Bataille

02/11/2013 11:42:11 AM

Monty Don – French Gardens

Normandy-Loire Blog Year 2012 in Review

12/31/2012 02:26:36 AM

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert ...

Diversions around Rouen

11/09/2012 05:52:14 AM

Diversions around Rouen due to Bridge Closure Until further notice there are diversions around Rouen, heading both north and south, as the main bridge for vehicles over the Seine at Rouen has been closed due to an accident.  In October 2012 ...

Brocantes & Antiques around Alençon

10/09/2012 11:57:03 AM

Brocantes & Antiques around Alençon As we slip into the cooler days of a southern Normandy autumn and there is less work to do in the garden, we have been nosing around brocantes and antique shops near Alençon. Earlier this year we focussed ...