A Foodie Trip to Alençon

By Julie Falconer There’s no better way to start a visit to Alençon than with food. This part of France has everything from classic bistros to cider producers and cooking classes. From casual Chez Fano to fine-dining establishments like Restaurant La Suite and the Chateau de Saint-Paterne, I experienced a range of the city’s offerings…

The Bûche de Noël or Christmas Log cake

The end of year celebrations are here, meaning the traditions are back. A traditional French dessert served after the main Christmas dinner is the Bûche de Noël or Yule Log.  What are the origins of this delicious Christmas cake? Surprisingly, the origin of the Yule log is a real wooden branch. Over the years the…

#WorldCalvadosDay Celebration Cocktail

On 20 October, the World Calvados Day, is an opportunity for Normandy to honour one of its icons, the famous apple brandy Calvados. Established in 2021 by Avallen and the Difford’s Guide, this date is above all symbolic. It marks the peak harvest season in the orchards. Made since the dawn of time on Norman…

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…

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!

A Norman rehash of bangers and mash

Earlier this week, the UK celebrated National Sausage Day. In keeping with this, we’d like to share with you a warming winter recipe from Normandy to try out tonight and keep the lockdown blues at bay!