AJ Hackett: Normandy, a natural choice

He introduced people to adrenaline-pumping experiences when he bungee jumped off the Eiffel Tower in 1987. AJ Hackett has set up bungee jump sites around the globe attracting thrill-seekers from all over the world. What fuels him? Creating unforgettable experiences in incredible places. One of them is the Souleuvre site in Calvados, the famous New…

Parapluie de Cherbourg: an umbrella for any weather

A popular film around the world, a magical soundtrack and an umbrella shop that became famous despite being pure fantasy... at the time. Jacques Demy's film inspired 22 year old Jean-Pierre Yvon to create his own brand and Le Véritable Cherbourg umbrella factory in the heart of town in 1986. His son, Charles Yvon, now…

Cider in Normandy: the apple of the region’s eye!

The profession is attracting more women and young people, business is booming and sustainability is a key ingredient. A cider from Normandy was named the best cider in the world in 2023 and Normandy has never shone so brightly in the cider world. Let's introduce you to 5 Normandy producers, flying the flag for their…

La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg: an iconic maritime adventure

La Cité de la Mer opened in the former Gare Maritime Transatlantique in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin on April 29th 2002. 20 years later, La Cité de la Mer and its Le Redoutable submarine won the 2022 season of "Le Monument préféré des Français" (France's favourite monument TV show) presented by Stéphane Bern. Let's answer all your questions…

British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer: honouring D-day heroes

The British Normandy Memorial was officially inaugurated on June 6th 2021 in Ver-sur-Mer after 6 years of work. The memorial pays tribute to both the British armed forces, who played a crucial role during the D-Day Landings in June 1944, and the Norman civilians who lost their lives during the battle. Tribute to 22 442…

Haras National du Pin: Normandy’s iconic equestrian site

It was selected as one of 17 iconic French sites in 2022 for Stéphane Bern's Mission Patrimoine and will host international teams for the Paris Olympics in 2024. It also hosts several equestrian events, innovative activities and outstanding training. Let's answer your questions about the Haras National du Pin, an iconic (and Norman!) in the…

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