2017 is a very special year for the harbour city of Le Havre in Normandy. 500 years earlier, the French King Francois I ordered a city and its associated harbour to be built at the mouth of the Seine river....
Welcome to Travel in France Tips. To look at a geographical area of France, you will find a drop down menu on the top right, for mobile phone users it’s at the bottom, (“Area of France” – “Select Category”). The drop down is categorised West, North, East, South and Centre, followed by the region, followed by the city. You will also find a section for restaurants, castles and for annual events. On the top menu you will also find a blog, used for personal chatter when I usually go to some place to discover. There is also on the right the next three events in France, plus the ability to see all upcoming events. The events are major events, not small local ones.
This site deals with all of France, except Paris. If you are interested in more information about Paris, check out Colleen’s Paris for an insider’s view.
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Here are the latest 10 updates on the site, and below that is a map with the cities covered so far:
- 2017/04/07 Updated: Le Havre – Introduction (added Churches section with 3 photos and 1 x 360° photo)
- 2017/03/29 Published: Utah Beach – WWII Landing Museum
- 2017/03/27 Published: Utah Beach – Introduction
- 2017/03/24 Published: Sainte-Mere-Eglise – Introduction
- 2017/03/23 Published: Cherbourg – Tips
- 2017/03/22 Published: Cherbourg – Cite de la Mer
- 2017/03/21 Published: Cherbourg – Introduction
- 2017/01/09 Published: Lyon Restaurant – Paul Bocuse Auberge du Pont de Collonges
- 2017/01/06 Added 1 Mural photo on Lyon’s Amazing Murals article
- 2016/11/14 Published: Normandy – World War II Memorials – The Dieppe Raid
- 2016/11/11 Published: Normandy (Upper) – WWI and WWII Memorials and Remnants
- 2016/11/01 Published: Sainte-Adresse Castle – Villa La Roseraie
- 2016/10/27 Published: Saint-Germain-de-Livet Castle
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Here are the recent articles:
For people who love great food, the name Paul Bocuse is as synonymous to food as the Eiffel Tower is to French landmarks. In other words, the 3 star Michelin chef is a name revered amongst foodies and he is considered...
Dieppe is a city that was exposed early on to the WWII invasion when the Canadians attempted an invasion called the "Dieppe Raid", also known as "Operation Jubilee". It was a sort of "test case" to see if it could...
Although the Lower part of Normandy saw the biggest brunt of the WWII battles, with D-Day and the immediate battles that followed, the Upper part of Normandy saw its fair share of fighting. And during WWI, it was one of...
Located in the midst of the Calvados region (Normandy) you will find a pretty castle, the Chateau du Breuil, that has been since 1954 a distillery that transforms apples into Calvados (an apple brandy). Located in a 1000 people village, Le...
The recently (in 1974) appointed cathedral of Le Havre, the "Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Havre", is nothing to write home about. Outside it is interesting, but inside it's pretty drab. Its only saving grace is that it has an incredibly beautiful and imposing...
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My name is Mike Werner, Dutch, lived in 22 countries and finally settled with my Irish wife in France.
I worked several jobs, the last one for 10 years as a motorcycle, travel & tourism journalist.
Travel France Tips by Mike Werner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
2017 is a very special year for the harbour city of Le Havre...
The Utah Beach was one of the D-Day landing beaches, this...
The names Omaha, Utah, Sword, Gold and Juno are names that...