My Top 10 Abbeys and Castles in Normandy

These are just some of the abbeys and castles in Normandy I’ve visited. They’re all located in La Manche region of Normandy. I’ve chosen five abbeys and five châteaux and they’re all equally impressive. Abbeys Mont St Michel is on most of my guests’ to-do lists while they are here. This iconic abbey is perched […]

The Chateau at Pirou

The Chateau at Pirou is a fortified castle in La Manche region of Normandy. The castle was initially built of wood and later of stone in the 12th century. You’ll also find the 18th century bakery, the cider press, the Chapel, the Court Room and the old stables. A barn houses a locally-made tapestry, very […]

The chateau at Nacqueville

The chateau is tucked away in a green and coastal valley just 15 minutes west of Cherbourg in Normandy. Construction started in 1510 and originally a high wall surrounded it. The wall was demolished in the 18th and 19th centuries to reveal the splendour of the chateau. The gatehouse still remains. In 1830 the gardens […]