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Bored of the beach?
Go buy some fresh scallops at unbelievable prices from Courseulles fish market. Great sole, wonderful mussels, oysters, crabs and crayfish, dorade. We'll show you how to cook them, and you can be sitting in the courtyard sipping chilled Sancerre within the hour.
Head into Bayeux, take a stroll round the old town, and have a look up at the Cathedral. First weekend in July, you can find out how it was built, as the Cathedral turns back into a medieval building site, and the surroundings a big Fayre.
Head across to the Tapestry and immerse yourself in the medieval world of William the Conqueror, 1066 and the battle of Hastings, Harold and the arrow in the eye. The tapestry itself is stunning. 1000 years old, stitching as fine as you can imagine, vivid colours and very naughty little hidden cartoons of ladies and gentlemen. There's more medieval at William's Castle in Falaise.
Did you know Bayeux has its own collection of impressionist paintings in the Baron Phillipe gallery?
How about a drive out to Honfleur, the beautiful little port with surprisingly good restaurants for a tourist trap. Close by is the car collection in the elegant Belle Epoque Chateau at Pont l'Eveque. Head on towards Giverney, another artist's haven. The beautiful garden created by Claude Monet, and about 2 hours drive. Head in the other direction, and St Malo and Mont St Michel are within easy reach.
For a full day out, jump on a comfortable train to Paris, and chill out with Venus de Milo at the Louvre. It's even better than you can imagine.
Golf addict ? Normandy has courses at Caen, Clecy, Houlgate, Pont l'Eveque, Deauville, Evreux, and the international standard 27 hole course on the clifftops above Omaha beach with some of the fastest and largest greens in France.
And finally, third weekend in July, enjoy a spectacular free seafront airshow at Luc sur Mer. Third weekend in June, follow the Luc sur Mer bike club classic bike run, with a couple of hundred bikes.
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