Normandy – A Historic and Gastronomic Destination

Caen Castle © Travel Signposts

Normandy – A Land of History, Beautiful Landscape and Rich Gastronomy: Situated in the northwest of France, Normandy (Normandie in French) is a region blessed with stunning coastlines, windswept beaches and lush pastoral land. The quintessential image of Normandy is of beautiful landscape, green pastures dotted with brown and white Norman cows, apple orchards, calvados, […]

Mémorial de Caen – A Museum Dedicated to Peace

Mémorial de Caen, Normandy

All About The D-Day Landing and the Battle for Caen at the Caen Memorial : The town of Caen in Normandy saw a lot of action during World War II, a war which reduced Europe to a rubble.  During the Normandy invasion and the one hundred days of fierce battle, Caen found itself at the […]

French Cheeses – Where They’re Produced

Various French cheeses

Gourmet French Cheeses you could easily get addicted to: Today, I was tried three French cheeses that were new to me.  I must say that they were absolutely delicious and confirms that the French are undoubtedly the greatest cheese makers in the world. The three that I tasted were: Pont-L’Evêque is a small square-shaped flavourful […]

Food in Western France

Fruits de Mer, A favourite in Brittany and Normandy. This one is by Tom Dowson at the Basse Copette, his luxury B & B in Normandy

Food in Western France: a brief gastronomical tour! Normandy; Brittany; the Loire Valley. Rouen; Caen; Bayeux; Cherbourg; Mont-St-Michel; St Malo; Rennes; Nantes; Angers; Tours; Saumur; Vouvray; Amboise; Le Mans; Chartres; Orleans. Food in Western France will get you eating and drinking with a vengeance! With such a long coastline, it’s to be expected that seafood […]

Travel to France

Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees

Travel to France for a Europe Tour with Joie de Vivre! There’s a lot more to France than Paris and Provence. Travel to France involves a journey into the whole French way of looking at the world, and life. Not for nothing do we use the french words “savoir-faire” and “joie de vivre”! France lies […]