Normandy holidays

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A local’s guide to Deauville, France: fine sands, fine dining and a new arts scene
Bookshop owner David Ezvan on market shopping, sea views and nights out on the Normandy coast

Interview by John Brunton

31, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A cycling tour of the Normandy D-day landing beaches
Taking in the heroics and horrors of the D-day sites is a moving experience for our writer and a fitting way to mark the 75th anniversary

Dixe Wills

06, Jun, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Norman conquest: cycling from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel
The Véloscénic cycle route takes in Normandy’s beautiful – and beautifully flat – greenways, Unesco sites and delightful museums. And there’s a new guidebook to lead the way

Dixe Wills

20, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The best walks in northern France: readers' travel tips
Canals, wetlands and amazing coastline in Normandy and Picardy offer great hiking – plus excellent fish cafes and crêperies for refuelling in afterwards

Guardian readers

07, Sep, 2017 @10:45 AM

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Send us a tip on walks in northern France – and win a £200 hotel voucher
We’d like to hear about great walking routes and trails, from Normandy to the Belgian border, for a chance to win our weekly prize

The Guardian

30, Aug, 2017 @3:26 PM

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Le Havre, a short break built on concrete chic
Le Havre is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year, but its architectural gems are modern masterpieces built from the ashes of war – and now a world heritage site

Oliver Wainwright

14, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Family fun: an action-packed week in France – for under £450pp
On an all-inclusive group family holiday at a Normandy chateau, a sceptical dad is pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the entertainment and activities are

Ben Lerwill

21, Apr, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Where to buy fresh food and drink in Normandy and Brittany
The sheer abundance of regional specialities in north-west France makes for a thrilling foodie road trip. We sniff out the best local produce, plus great places to eat, drink – and sleep it off

Carolyn Boyd

22, Jul, 2016 @5:30 AM

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Best of Normandy and Brittany: readers’ travel tips
Northern France is known for beaches, cider, cheese and seafood but our readers also pick out some less obvious delights on the coast and inland

Guardian readers

14, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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A chic new hotel in Basse-Normandie

A unique new hotel is bringing style to Le Perche in Normandy, one of France's prettiest little-known regions, says Nell Card

Nell Card

18, May, 2014 @6:00 AM

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A family cycling holiday in Normandy: flat, easy and the trail all to ourselves

Amelia Gentleman finds a family cycling break in Normandy surprisingly relaxing – provided the kids are well-fuelled with sugary treats

Amelia Gentleman

18, Apr, 2014 @6:22 PM

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Observer man remembered with his own corner of a foreign field
French port of Dieppe honours journalist and roving ambassador Peter Avis by renaming favourite square after him

Mark Seacombe in Dieppe

17, Feb, 2013 @12:02 AM

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