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...]

Ancient Norman Fair Hit by Crime

Ancient Norman Fair Hit by Crime

Lessay Fair is one of the oldest in Normandy, dating back to the 11th century, but now its mayor and councillors have resigned saying it has become a target for crime. In recent years the mayoral team has warned that there is not enough … [Read more...]

News In Brief: Strikes, Snakes, Thieves, Scammers, Mont Visits, Sea Chief

News In Brief: Strikes, Snakes, Thieves, Scammers, Mont Visits, Sea Chief

Strike Could Affect Trains Some train services in Normandy could be disrupted by strikes on Tuesday 10 September as public sector workers take industrial action against pension reforms. People using the trains in the region and buses … [Read more...]

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...]

French Crew Return Home After Sailor Disappears off Normandy Coast

French Crew Return Home After Sailor Disappears off Normandy Coast

Mystery still surrounds the disappearance of a French sailor who fell overboard at the weekend from a yacht off the north west coast of Normandy. Rene Morvan, aged 63, is said to have fallen off the Le Jouvente in the early hours of … [Read more...]