Normandy

Travel: Must-visit parks and gardens – part II

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Last week I showed you a couple of English gardens. Today we’re off to France and Monaco!

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Travel recap n°1

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Fifteen tips ‘n trips post have already been posted on ‘The good, the fab and the lovely’… so time for a recap ! Today you’ve got the chance to catch up on tips ‘n trips posts you might have missed.

The first tips ‘n trips post was about good old Paris and more specifically about Parc Monceau and afternoon tea at Hotel Daniel. If you want to read the whole post, just check here. Aaah… Paris… I am so in love with this city… I’m sure we will meet again really soon!

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Parc Monceau in Paris

Read more about the tips’ n trips!

France: Normandy – part III : harbour towns

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Beach cabins in Deauville.
Beach cabins in Deauville

This is the third and final post on Normandy. In the first post, I told you more about gardens in Normandy, in the second post, I took you to the D-day beaches and this third post is about the harbour towns of Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur.

It is possible to visit these 3 towns in just one day as we did, but then you’ll just have time to get an overall feel and do some sightseeing… and you better start quite early ! Read about our trip to these harbour towns!

France: Normandy – part II : D-day

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American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.

Last week’s Normandy post was all about gardens and nature. But Normandy is so much more than that. To many, Normandy equals D-day… so when in Normandy, make sure to find some time to spend on Word War II sites !

Mind, you can easily fill a week going from one museum to another monument, from one cemetery to  another landing beach… As we didn’t have much time, I just picked three D-day-things to do : Arromanches, the German battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer.  Read more about our D-day trip in Normandy!

France: Normandy – part I : the gardens

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Garden of Monet at Giverny

Last week we went to Normandy. We only went for 5 days which means we will have to go back one fine day as there are so many things to see and do in this part of France… cozy villages and harbor towns, beautiful gardens, grand chateaus, cities full of history and culture, D-day beaches, rugged coastline and so much more ! In the next few tips ‘n trips posts, you can read more about what we visited on our trip to La Douce France.

Today I will tell you a bit more about 2 gardens we visited : Giverny and Les Jardins du Pays d’Auge. Read more about the gardens we visited in Normandy!