Rediscovering the Mirliton of Rouen

Today we introduce a Norman specialty that may be lesser known, the Mirliton. It is a small gourmet pastry, which will delight young and old. The Mirliton of Rouen is a culinary specialty of Normandy. It is a dessert consisting of almond-based tarts. Made with simple and inexpensive ingredients, The basic recipe includes an  almond…

Culinary indulgence in Le Havre

The port city of Le Havre is better known for architecture than food, but the city has a wealth of culinary offerings that fly under the radar…

Sweet treats from Normandy

Here’s our selection of must-try sweet treats from Normandy that showcase some of the region’s finest fare – butter, apples and caramel – bon appétit!

Eggcellent omelette

A thousand years of history, faith, and talent have shaped the Mont-Saint-Michel, the ‘Wonder of the West’. Legend has it that in 708, the Archangel Saint-Michel appeared before Bishop Aubert and commanded that a sanctuary be built on Mount Tombe, an island in the middle of the bay that saw some of the highest tides…

Normandy’s craftiest beer brewers

Les Travailleurs de l’Amer Les Travailleurs de l’Amer brewery in the Manche département produces a range of beers influenced by the sea! Purchase any of these beers and you’ll be paying tribute to maritime trades like fishing, underwater exploration and oceanography, plus if you purchase the limited edition brown ale, 40 cents will also go towards…

Our fondest foodie memories

While we wait for restaurants to reopen, the team here at Normandy Tourism has taken a (short) trip down memory lane to share with you some of our favourite memories of eating out around the region… Ben Collier, Marketing Manager (English-speaking markets): Some of the fondest memories I have of eating out in Normandy are…

The Shepherdess of the Cotentin

Today, Stéphanie’s life as a shepherdess in Normandy is a far cry from her former life as a graphic designer in Paris!