Buying local in Bayeux

Over on this side of the Channel, think of Bayeux and I bet your boots that images of its world famous UNESCO listed tapestry come to mind.

Mortagne-au-Perche, where the boudin was born

‘Mortagne’s butchers are happy people,’ François, a local butcher tells me. ‘They make money and they love what they do.’ This is in spite of a gruelling schedule, rising at 5am and working until 7pm, six days a week. That said, I can think of worse places to work. Mortagne-au-Perche is situated deep in the…