A very short post! Just wanted to share a quick trip I did recently, I was pleasantly surprised at how much Normandy can offer, most people overlook this region of France and leave it out of their itinerary altogether!
I spent 3 days in Normandy with the Normandy Tourist Board enjoying the historical story of William the Conqueror. Most people seem to mainly visit Normandy for the landing beaches and World War 2 history so it was refreshing to receive a short tour that focused only on the medieval history of the region.
I enjoyed time at Falaise Castle, Chateau Crevecouer and enjoyed some typical peasantry food of duck’s gizzards and root vegetables all washed down by medieval wine and cider!
As a group we continued to Caen and had a great time visiting the Men’s Abbey and the castle in the centre of the city before going onto a great workshop with local suppliers and contacts. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful medieval banquet in the evening featuring live music and some fantastic food and wine.
The medieval theme continued in Bayeux with a tour of the town and a visit to the tapestry. We then also visited the scriptoral in Avranches.
The highlight of the trip for me was certainly Mont Saint Michel. Whilst it is visited by thousands of tourists it is still a fantastic destination and the walk up to the abbey and views from the top are great.
I am back in Normandy again within the next week and then exploring the Dordogne during May and will do some reviews and posts on the areas I travel through.
In the meantime I hope everyone enjoys the Royal Wedding!