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#1 15 years ago

I've got two weeks off work coming up :dance: .

My plans for a Spanish holiday went pear shaped, so I'm toying with the idea of visiting the Normandy for a few days. However I'm looking for suggestions on places to stay, visit and eat and drink. I'm interested in more than just invasion beachs. Transport is not a problem, as I'll be on my motorcycle.




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#2 15 years ago

Can't help you much as I never was in that area. It helps to know a bit French, most of these guys understand english but pretend not to understand it :) Eating isn't a problem, the french cuisine is excellent :) I guess you figured that out yourself already, but try the wine, the cheese, and the bread :) . Maybe you should check out the weather at this time of the year, maybe it's already too cold for swimming (while in the south of France it may still be warm enough). I guess it's also worth paying Paris a visit.




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#3 15 years ago

You should go to the "Mont St. Michel", not related to WW2 but superb.




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#4 15 years ago
Komrad_BYou should go to the "Mont St. Michel", not related to WW2 but superb.

Good idea... it's right on my route too as I would be docking at St. Malo. I thought I might go as far as Caen. Fingers crossed for a few days of half decent weather.




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#5 15 years ago

Awww you're lucky. Take some pictures for us!




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#6 15 years ago

Normandy isn't like Paris. The people there are overly friendly in an almost italian way and won't pretend not to speak english. If you're in Normandy the wine will be decent..but won't stack up to southern france. However Normandy produces the best Cidre, and other apple related alcohol products. Cidre is 5%, they have some apple wine something that is 14-17% and an Apple Brandy that is 40-47%. You can stop by the local orchards and buy it fresh. When I went there with my school last year I wasn't supposed to have any alcohol (Principle wouldn't let me.) But the Normandien who ran the orchard liked my accent, since the quebec one is simmilar to the Normandy one and gave me a bunch of it and called my principle a stupid shit head :)




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#7 15 years ago

Thats great! During my last school trip in Charlevoix and the Bas St. Laurent our teacher told us were the bars were and he drank beer with us all... In fact most of the group was completely drunk :) (most of us were not even 18, were lucky the police didn't come... our teacher would have lost is job!!). This teacher is excellent but he tend to exaggerate everything he says (I know Mao's regime was bad.. but he did not kill 120 000 000 people!). Anyway, if you ever go to Rivière du Loup, the nightlife is excellent there;) . Of course this is not in france, so don't search for it in Normandy...




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#8 15 years ago

Our beloved montreal has the best nightlife..I can't wait to move back there asap.




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#9 15 years ago

Montreal is da shizaat... so many clubs and bars and after hours that you could spend week and not go to the same bar...AND THEY ARE ALL GREAT




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#10 15 years ago
Big {Daddy}I've got two weeks off work coming up :dance: . My plans for a Spanish holiday went pear shaped, so I'm toying with the idea of visiting the Normandy for a few days. However I'm looking for suggestions on places to stay, visit and eat and drink. I'm interested in more than just invasion beachs. Transport is not a problem, as I'll be on my motorcycle.

Motorcycle at this time of the year...Brrrrrrrr....Cold like hell