The towns of Saint Martin de Bréhal, Bréhal and Coudeville sur Mer, share a stretch of golden sands north of Granville on the west coast of la Manche. The area is renowned for it’s shellfish, especially mussels and oysters. This particular beach is home to a few of these ocean farms, whose traditional methods stretch back generations. The environment is perfect for a plethora of … Continue reading Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal
Before the exciting second lockdown, I was able to manage a couple of little coastal adventures. This one is Pointe du Hoc, outside of Criqueville-en-Bessin.
Pointe du Hoc for me is one of the reminders of the importance of the Normandy coastline in the 20th century. It is the littered ruins of structures both on and offshore alongside reels of barbed wire. It is pretty incredible how much history is in the ground here, yet it’s so easy to forget. Continue reading Snapshots #25: Pointe Du Hoc
Annoville Dunes, a nature reserve hidden on the west coast of the Manche Peninsular! Continue reading Snapshots #24: Annoville Dunes
After being in Canada for two years, I went to visit my parents in Normandy. I forgot how charming the tiny winding roads, patchwork fields, and stylized houses were. Nestled in the heart of lower Normandy, surrounded by apple laden trees, cows and lush green grass, my parent’s house is the epitome of Normandy living. The house itself is a noman longhouse, two large welcoming … Continue reading Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies