American president remembers D-Day amid rows of white crosses in Normandy

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, declared he was honoured to return to the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said those who fought for freedom then and now should never be forgotten. He … [Read more...]

Normandy Politian is Youngest Regional President in France

Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol has been elected the new president of Upper Normandy regional council

Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol has been elected the new president of Upper Normandy regional council and at the age of 36 becomes the youngest person to lead a region in the whole of France. Known by his initials NMR, he was the favourite for … [Read more...]

Upper Normandy President in Shock Resignation

Upper Normandy President in Shock Resigna

The president of Upper Normandy has suddenly announced his resignation as of the end of September and not given any specific reason why. Rumours have been around for several weeks that Alain Le Vern had been suffering from health … [Read more...]

News in Brief: Hollande Visit, Sailor, Oysters

News in Brief Hollande Visits Housing Project

Hollande Visits Housing Project French President François Hollande will be in Normandy tomorrow (Friday 17 May) visiting the site of a new housing project in Caen. He will officially hand over a former police barracks site in the city … [Read more...]

Disappointment as Hollande ‘Snubs’ Normandy Festival

Monet Bridge scene

French President François Hollande has apparently pulled out of opening the Normandy Impressionism festival this weekend after anti gay marriage protestors said they would stage a demonstration outside the Beaux Arts Museum in … [Read more...]