Tour de France Gets Underway

Tour de France Gets Underway

As the Tour de France gets underway this weekend fans in Normandy are getting ready for the historic stage that will end at Mont Saint Michel on 10 July. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tour the gendarmes, who have provided escorts … [Read more...]

New Leisure Trail from Caen into the Norman Bocage Opened

New Leisure Trail from Caen into the Norman Bocage Opened

The first part of Normandy’s newest cycle and walking trail between Caen and Clecy in Calvados is now open to the public. The 13 kilometre stretch from Caen to Grimsbosq has taken a year to complete and marks the opening of the route … [Read more...]

The Tour de France costing Normandy towns and councils almost €400,000 to stage

The Tour de France costing Normandy towns and councils almost €400,000 to stage

The eleventh stage of the world famous Tour de France cycle race takes place in Normandy from Avranches to Mont Saint Michel on 10 July but it doesn’t come cheap at almost €400,000. The host of each stage pays a series of fees to the … [Read more...]

News in Brief

News in Brief

American Veteran Dies on Eve of D-Day Trip An American veteran who was among the first wave of soldiers to land on Omaha beach on D-Day has died at the age of 90, just a couple of weeks before the 69th anniversary of the landings, it has … [Read more...]

Council Prepares Publicity Material for Tour de France Communes and Businesses

Tour de France Communes

Eleven communes in Lower Normandy are to receive special promotional kits for the Tour de France to help them and local businesses benefit from the world famous cycling race. The eleventh stage of the race leaves Avranches on Wednesday … [Read more...]