Tag Archives: Normandy

Olivia’s Travels

This is a very painful post for me. Very recently we lost our best friend in the whole world – Olivia, our 11 year-old poodle. Some people may not fully understand this statement, but many more will. In either case, we had some fabulous travels with our Oli and have 11 years of truly fabulous […]

Day Trip To France

On a whim we decided to do some Christmas shopping in France. The £60 Eurotunnel fee was no barrier to this and I more than recouped the cost by filling up with diesel at €1 a litre and by stocking up on wine and champers at £3 per bottle cheaper than in the UK. I […]

Le Tour de France – Stage Six

Normandy & Brittany Thousands of years ago, the UK was attached to modern day France and although those land ties have long since been broken, a special bond and landscape similarity remains between Essex & Kent in England and Breton et Normandie en France. The fact that a Eurotunnel train only takes 35 minutes to […]


Next day we packed up the car and headed for Honfleur near Le Havre, some 70 minutes south. We would be heading northwards to Calais that evening so had checked out of the hotel and bade Rouen a fond farewell. As we neared Honfleur, we saw a sign for Pont L’Eveque, my first ever overseas […]


Day trip number one from Rouen was to Le-Mont-Saint-Michel, a two and a half hour drive south. Once we turned off the main road we followed minor roads with hardly another soul on them as we by passed the town of Avranches and cut through the smaller settlement of Brecey. As usual a small town […]

Track & Rouen

Imagine yourself in the early ’60s having a vision. “Wouldn’t it be a great idea if you could catch a train from England all the way to France. Even better, what about a train to transport you and your car there?” We take the fact that you can do just that for granted now, but […]