Living in Normandy depicts the many faces of a region inextricably linked to our own history and embodies an art of living that lies between seashore and country. The Normandy landscape is varied, encompassing both coastal and pastoral riches. Share in the relaxed Norman lifestyle by sauntering along the beach in Deauville or the boardwalk at Trouville, or strolling along riverbanks or through linseed fields and forests in springtime. Many gardens are open to visitors who can stroll the cloistered grounds of a monastery, frolic in the lavish castle grounds at Sassy or Vendeuvre, splash in the water garden at Nacqueville, forage through the organic vegetable garden at Villeray, and watercolor at Giverny. The region is famous for its marathon meals and generous servings, so much so that shots of Norman hard cider are used to make a "Normand hole" in the stomach to make room for subsequent courses. The most celebrated items on a Normand table include Calvados, Camembert, Cotentin oysters, hard cider, butter, and creme fraiche, all born from an ancestral savoir faire.
Regional artisans still practice traditional crafts, including lacemaking from Alencon, majolica from Vieux Roeun, bells from Villedieu-les-Poeles, and the region's famous armoires and clocks. The indispensable "useful information" section provides the best places to eat, drink, and lodge, with an extensive list of restaurants, hotels, brasseries, bed and breakfasts, as well as stores, boutiques, antique dealers, and tips on where to sample the famous local products.
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Author Biography - Serge Gleizes
Serge Gleize is a journalist who specializes in decorative art, design, and dance. He has contributed to several prestigious publications and writes regularly for the French edition of Architectural Digest. Among his published works are Ecueils and Trilogie, both by Editions Jerome Do Bentzinger. Christian Sarramon, a photographer who specializes in lifestyle topics, contributes regularly to many prominent European magazines. His photographs have appeared in numerous works on travel, decoration, and gardens including Provence Style, Living in Provence, Living in Paris, Gardens in Normandy, and The Book of Roses, all published by Flammarion.