Ireland & Normandy: the links that tie them together forever

Ireland? Guinness, greenery and the Troubles. But that's not all. The country has had a close bond with Normandy that lives on today, after 850 years and one invasion. Read on for our Top 5 bonds! Act I : Invasion After the Duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror, conquered England in 1066, the Normans turned…

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…

The history of the Irish Hospital in Saint-Lô

Catherine Gagneux from Orne is a member of our Normandy Ambassadors network. Back in 2020, the Honorary Consul of France in Ireland stumbled upon the moving history of the Irish Red Cross that came to Saint-Lô, in Manche, after D-Day. Let's turn back the clock and dive into the show of solidarity! The discovery Catherine…

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…

D-Day: A Norman’s tribute to veterans

The wonderful story that you are about to read comes from one of our Normandy Ambassadors, living out in the USA, Virginie Feutry-Durr, without whom this D-Day 2024 would be lacking one of its key ingredients. In 2022, due to her background and her commitment, she was able to lead an American airline company, a…

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