Lower Normandy

Unforgettable Normandy

In the several hundred tours of the Normandy D Day and Battle of Normandy sites that we have performed, I have often thought how glad we are of its outcome, in contrast with how aghast we are at the horrors that everyone concerned experienced. Whether you were part of the invading or defending forces, […]

Swiss Normandy

We all know about Normandy with regard to its history, monuments and touristic highlights: Mont St. Michel, the D Day Beaches, its Cathedrals, artists, and charming towns such as Honfleur. Within its very varied topography, there is an area that is unique and unlike the rest. It is not like Normandy ‘s flatlands and […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Daily life, Lower Normandy|Comments Off on Swiss Normandy|

Sa Qua Na restaurant, Honfleur

I had long heard praise of the culinary talent of chef Alexandre Bourdas, owner of the Michelin twin-starred restaurant Sa Qua Na in Honfleur (and what he calls his canteen/inn, the Pascade, in Paris). Several of my attempts to dine at Sa Qua Na fell victim to his success: fully booked. At last I […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Cuisine & Gastronomy, Lower Normandy, Restaurants, Brasseries, Bistrots, Cafés, Bars & Inns|Comments Off on Sa Qua Na restaurant, Honfleur|