Christmas Comes to Coutances

Christmas has already arrived in Coutances with the launch at the beginning of December of a festive programme of events.   There’s already been a lantern parade and activities for children. This weekend sees the cathedral lit up for a son et lumière show. The show will run from 9th – 24th December from 6pm […]

What We Eat in Normandy at Christmas

Le réveillon is the Christmas meal traditionally eaten on the 24th December in the evening. More recently families have started enjoying two celebration meals – one on the 24th and another on the 25th – particularly if they spend time with both families. The entrée is very often oysters, foie gras or perhaps other shellfish. […]

What’s On – Normandy Christmas Markets

There’s a bumper crop of Christmas markets this weekend in Normandy – with over 20 happening in La Manche region alone. Normandy Christmas markets tend to be fairly traditional and often feature a ‘creche vivant’ and a (hopefully) well behaved donkey or cow. Most villages and towns are tastefully decorated with lights and there’s also […]