Newsletter from Normandy

February 2021


Good afternoon and bonne année !

As the custom goes in France, 31 January is the last day to send your best wishes for the new year. So we are taking advantage of this tradition by sending you today our warmest wishes for 2021 that will hopefully be a year of reconnection and renewed exchanges between Normandy and the Channel Islands.

While we wait for restrictions to ease up on both sides of the Channel, and before we can welcome you back in our shop in St Helier, we wanted to send you some suggestions to keep Normandy close. 



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This way, when we have new products coming in, special offers... you will be the first to know!




Discover unique remains of the Gallo-Roman period in Normandy. Close to the city of Eu (Seine-Maritime), excavations continue to bring back to life an incredible city that used to be called Briga, more than 2000 years ago. 

You can now take a virtual tour of the exhibition "When Normandy was Roman: Briga, the rediscovered city" set up by Le Musée des Antiquités in Rouen (Seine-Maritime).

Click here to start the visit.


Every Friday at 11:30 am (12:30 pm, French time),  let yourself be carried away by the musical performances ranging from medieval music to jazz, through the great classical pieces as well as traditional and world music, organised by the Arthur Honegger Conservatory in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime). 

Watch live or in replay on the conservatory Facebook page.


Don't miss out on the chance to watch the two final stages of the Normandy Equestrian Winter Tour that will be live-streamed from Deauville (Calvados) on 17 & 18 February and from Saint-Lô (Manche) on 24 & 25 February.

Click here to access Cheval Normandie's website where links to the competition will be published closer to the date.


Are you a tennis fan?! 

The 28th edition of the Challenger Cherbourg (Manche), international tennis tournament, will be live-streamed from 8 to 14 February. 

Click here to access the Challenger's website and enjoy this tournament.


If you are looking to practice your French, have a look at My French Film Festival's website. Register and open yourself up to a great selection of French-speaking movies and short films available to watch online until 15 February.


Tourist information centres are staying active online. Find the ones from your favorite Norman towns, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or subscribe to their newsletters.

Here is the list of Tourist Offices in Normandy 

The tourist offices teams from La Manche and Normandy are also giving you great content to dream about Normandy and plan your future trip. 

 (Re)discover La Manche by visiting La Manche Tourism website


Stay Informed & Safe

To find out everything about the advice and measures taken by the French government, you can visit:

If you would like further details on how the situation is evolving in Normandy, you can refer to the following websites:

• The Regional Prefecture's website:

• The Regional Health Agency's website:

The Mayor of Caen, Joël Bruneau, says: "In these difficult times, the teams of Heula and the City of Caen have imagined a campaign to make us smile and remind us that the Covid-19 chain of contaminations and our return to normal life requires the respect of different protective measures". Have a look below to discover this campaign and let us know what you think!

Stay safe and see you soon!

Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche's team