All things apple

The village of Beuvron-en-Auge, located on Normandy’s 40-mile cider route, is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and at first glance, it’s easy to see why. With its seventeenth-century half-timbered houses and pretty village square, Beuvron-en-Auge is charmingly picturesque and looks almost like a film set. One autumnal Saturday night last…

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…

Gastronomy in Granville

On an October day, my colleague Sophie and I stopped in the charming town of Granville for a spot of lunch and a visit to the medieval town. During the summer months, Granville is busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sandy beach, the casino and the beautiful gardens surrounding the Christian Dior Museum, perched on the…