The semi-circular colonnade and bronze statue are reflected in a still pool at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer

Visiting Normandy – 70 Years after D-Day

...istory and Peace runs full and half-day guided tours to the D-Day beaches. normandy.memorial-caen.com Good to Know: Normandy is known for more than just battlefields. Impressionist masters, fresh seafood, rolling pastures dotted with cows, and Calvados (apple brandy), are just some of the wonders waiting to be explored. For information about accommodations, transport and other must-see Normandy sites: www.normandie-tourisme.fr This year, Normandy...
Villa Lara

Beautiful Bayeux – a short distance from France’s Normandy coast

...heir 28 rooms. Apples and Milk à la Normande In Bayeux, as in all parts of Normandy, a proper meal includes two very important locally sourced ingredients: dairy and apples. The growing consensus in my traveling group is that the cows in Normandy must be the hardest working cows in the world – for beyond the endless trays of Camembert, Pont l’Evêque, Livarot and heart-shaped Neufchâtel; locals generously add crème fraîche to just about everything....
Each year 500,000 visitors walk the central path of Monet's Clos Normand flower garden Credit: All photos by Julie Kalan

Impressions of Normandy

...icate and serene – a perfectly pleasing picture. Travel Planner The Second Normandy Impressionist Festival runs from April 27-September 29, 2013, with special events in Le Havre, Rouen, Giverny, Fécamp, Caen and Honfleur. For more information on Normandy, please visit: www.seine-maritime-tourisme.com www.normandie-tourisme.fr ca-en.franceguide.com www.le-havre-tourism.com www.rouentourisme.com www.fondation-monet.com/en/ Accommodations: In Le Havr...
Parmigianino to Matisse

Parmigianino to Matisse – Until August 12, 2018, MMFA

...cal jungle in Venezuela, from the rocky coast of Guernsey to the fields of Normandy and an Impressionist vision of the countryside near Paris, and even the picturesque crossing of an arched bridge in nineteenth-century Japan. Still-life’s from the early period of Cubism also are presented, as is a black paper cut-out of an eagle by the renowned French author Victor Hugo. Théodore Géricault (1791-1824), Study for The Raft of the Medusa: A Man Gestu...
Captain Crozier

Captain Crozier Relieved of Command after Pleading for the Health of his Crew

..., understanding the king’s desires, four knights set off from the court in Normandy, crossed the English Channel and murdered Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. The four knights, immediately identified, were not executed but merely exiled. A number of unwritten rules have developed for dealing with the President. Daily pandering, in the most sycophantic terms, is essential. Everything the President says or does is perfect. If the President contradict...

Great New Hampshire getaways

...e exterior is reminiscent of a sprawling white castle set on a hillside in Normandy. The Balsams is included in the National Register of Historic Places and everything about it is top grade from common rooms to individually decorated guest rooms where the absence of television sets is an encouragement to relax and disconnect. In addition to golf, during summer the resort offers tennis, boating on its own lake, fly fishing and miles of hiking, biki...

A Nova Scotia getaway

...ay of Fundy beyond, the chateau looks like it was plucked from a forest in Normandy and transported to this similarly beautiful setting in Nova Scotia. A dominant feature on the area’s landscape, the Pine’s pure white exterior and crimson-coloured roof make a striking visual statement but despite its majestic appearance the tone of the hotel is casual, comfortable and welcoming. The main chateau has 84 delightful rooms, many with waterfront views,...

Michaëlle’s Magic

...o France to visit war-related commemorative sites, including Juno Beach in Normandy, as part of Canada’s last event marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War; and spending two “intense” hours “in a reflexive dialogue on personal responsibility, dignity and freedom” with inmates at Montreal’s Bordeaux penitentiary who “shared their deepest fears and aspirations” with her. Though Jean had been to Bordeaux before as a journalist...
Mont Saint Michel

The Heavenly Heights of Mont Saint Michel

...re northern France meets the English Channel, Mont Saint Michel resides in Normandy, just a stone’s throw from Brittany. As the tour bus drives along the causeway, Mont Saint Michel grows ever larger in my window frame. Looking down on the grassy banks of the road, I see the famous pré salé sheep. A local speciality on many menus, these sheep that graze on the salt marsh vegetation are said to possess a unique flavour and tenderness. Stepping off...