Normandy not immune from black weekend on the roads

News in Brief: Traffic, High Tides, Flooding Costs, Car Sharing

The worst weekend for traffic jams and accidents is underway in France with the great summer holiday getaway underway and Normandy is not immune. While most of the worse jams are usually found on the motorways from Paris so the south of … [Read more...]

Police urge households in Normandy to use summer surveillance service

Warnings Over Busy Roads and Burglaries in Normandy as School Holidays Start

As the great French holiday getaway gets underway this weekend people in Normandy are being reminded that they can get their home checked for free by the local gendarmes. Called Opération Tranquillité, it means that home owners can sign … [Read more...]

Summer sales kick off in Normandy


The summer sales have started in Normandy with all kinds of outlets from supermarkets to specialist and online shops able to offer discounted goods until the 29 of July. Sales are strictly regulated in France with retail outlets only … [Read more...]

American veteran gets fast tracked passport so he can get to Normandy for D-Day


A World War II veteran almost missed getting to Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day because he couldn’t prove he was American. Sherwin Callander, 94, needed the help of immigration officers after his passport application was … [Read more...]

Paras old and new mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day

PARA Vetrans Past and Present

Veterans who parachuted into battle in Normandy on D-Day have met paratroopers preparing for a commemorative jump onto the same fields 70 years later. In the early hours of 6 June 1944 around 7,900 troops from the British 6th Airborne … [Read more...]