This post was written by Anaïs Niobey
Newsletter from Normandy
We are pleased to show you our newsletter for the upcoming month even though numerous restrictions are still in place both in France and in the Channel Islands.
La Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche in St Helier will be closed from 18 December until 24 January included.
We will welcome you back in our shop on Monday 25 January but will be able to reply to your enquiries by email from Thursday 7 January.
Until we speak again, here are some suggestions to keep Normandy close during this holiday season.
DISCOVER NORMANDY VIRTUALLY
Every year, the city of Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) puts in place a special Christmas exhibition for the entire family.
This year, you can take part in the visit online here and find out Where is Tornado?
If you want to keep the fun going and keep on practicing your French, you can:
FOCUS ON… VIEUX-LA-ROMAINE
Vieux-la-Romaine is the archaeological site of the Gallo-Roman town of Aregenua, located in the town of Vieux (Calvados). Excavated since the time of Louis XIV, the ancient city was prosperous under the Roman Empire. You can now discover it virtually.
Picture from CD14 – Arnaud Poirier & Thinkstock
PREPARE YOUR NEXT TRIP
Have a look at the cultural programme organised by various towns throughout La Manche with the help of the County Council, and find out what’s happening until May in La Manche.
It is a difficult time for culture, let’s try to be positive, believe that events will happen again and plan ahead!
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.
Have a look at the Official Normandy Tourist Board website
(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: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
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: http://www.prefectures-regions.gouv.fr/normandie
• The Regional Health Agency’s website: https://www.normandie.ars.sante.fr
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 have a wonderful holiday season!
See you in 2021!
Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche’s team