COTE FLEURIE: CHOOSE INLAND OVER THE COAST

L Of course you know the famous “Côte fleurie”, the part of Normandy which goes from the west of the Pays d’Auge coastline to the Bay of the Seine, in the east of Calvados. It stretches over forty kilometers and offers a succession of magnificent beaches (Deauville, Trouville, Houlgate, Cabourg, Merville Franceville). This coast is […]

LE HAVRE:THE PHOENIX OF NORMANDY

Le Havre is not at the top of your list of destinations to visit? it wasn’t on mine either….and yet I was quite wrong. When you think of Le Havre, you think of a commercial port, a seaport that was destroyed during the war and in which all historical references have disappeared, a city that […]

THE MUSEUM OF ALFRED CANEL IN PONT AUDEMER

You may not know it, but just a stone’s throw from Belle Isle sur Risle, in the centre of Pont Audemer, you will come across a treasure: the Alfred Canel Museum Alfred Canel was born on 1 December 1803 in Pont Audemer and died there in January 1879. He began his career as a politician […]

BELLE ISLE SUR RISLE AND GASTRONOMY: a beautiful love story

If you happen to stay at the Belle Isle sur Risle hotel, in addition to the many activities on offer, you should also take advantage of the gourmet restaurant. Why? First of all because the setting is idyllic. Whether you decide to have lunch on the magnificent terrace above the swimming pool (with a view […]

CALVADOS: TREASURE OF THE NORMANDY REGION

When you visit Normandy, it is difficult not to come across the Normandy speciality: Calvados. (which can be drank pure or use in dishes such as the famous Normandy tart) In Normandy, a region with a temperate climate, the question of preserving fruits has always arisen. For decades, turning fruit into a drink seemed to […]

THE NEW BRITISH MEMORIAL IN VER SUR MER

It took 77 years for Britain’s Normandy heroes to be honoured with a national memorial in the place where they fought, and where some died. But we can clearly say it was worth the wait. The new British Memorial unveiled on the 6th June 2021 is spectacular and if you stay at our hotel Belle […]

FRANCE OR ABROAD?

With the roll-out of vaccinations still slow, it is becoming clear that the summer may not be as carefree as we thought. We’ll surely be able to move around again this summer, but it won’t mean a complete return to normality. But, we all need to take a break, get some fresh air and get […]