Supertide returns to Normandy

Today is another supertide (une grande marée) along the Normandy coast with a coefficient of 117 expected. The photo shows the scene at Bricqueville sur Mer earlier this year. There’s a road underneath that sign which completely disappears when the tide comes in. Mont St Michel will also become an island as the tide cuts […]

Garden creativity in Coutances

The Jardin des Plantes in Coutances, Normandy, is garden creativity at its best. Each year, the garden has a theme which is then reflected in the planting. This year the displays are all about energy sources. Great fun and really interesting too. Photo and post by Chris of Gavray Gites #normandy #normandie #gavray #coutances #garden […]

Dahlias in Coutances

The annual Dahlia Festival takes place in Coutances, Normandy throughout September. Here’s a beautiful specimen which will be on display. Coutances is just a 15 minute drive from Gavray. Photo and more information from Post by Chris of Gavray Gites#gavray #normandy #normandie #dahlia #garden #flowers #coutances    

Goat and alpaca farm in Normandy

A visit to the goat and alpaca farm in La Baleine is a great activity for children. Just a 15 minute drive from Gavray, you can take a guided tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm. We were the only people for the tour so the owner, Benoit, explained about the goats and alpacas […]

Family day out to Champrepus Zoo

The zoo at Champrepus is located between Granville and Villedieu-les-poeles in Normandy. You'll find 60 different types of animals from all around the world, together with a mini farm. Check out the opening times at You can buy your tickets in advance from the Gavray tourist office and get a small discount. Posted by […]