Normandy

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On a cliff facing the Channel Islands in Granville, Normandy sits a charming pink house surrounded by manicured greenery and peppered with fuchsia and white flowers. Though it appears to be a home out of a chic, French version of Candyland, here i...
On a cliff facing the Channel Islands in Granville, Normandy sits a charming pink house surrounded by manicured greenery and peppered with fuchsia and white flowers. Though it appears to be a home out of a chic, French version of Candyland, here i...
For history buffs, veterans, and families of World War II heroes, Normandy has become something of a pilgrimage site. Millions of travelers come to the region each year to reverently visit the beaches (where Allied forces invaded on D-Day in 1944)...
The late Victorians, our intellectual parents in so many ways, jettisoned the religious pilgrimage for a different kind of quest—the search for a landscape in key with their own inchoate yearnings. Paris and Rome retained their complicated allure,...
Vera Gordon, a retired educator in Brooklyn, New York, is a garden-variety traveler. Literally. Like more and more botanically minded tourists, she’s traversed the globe to experience its horticultural hot spots—and returned with fresh perspective...
An easy long weekend from Paris, Normandy can be at its best in the fall, when the crowds have gone and the market towns are flush with the harvest. Rent a 1950’s Citroën from Vintage Roads (three-day rentals from $540), which will deliver your ca...
It is often cloudy in Deauville, even in summer. But that doesn’t stop the daily promenade on the famous boardwalk known as Les Planches. For all the many pleasures of this serene resort town, made semi-famous by its music and film festivals and i...
Now you can pedal your way through the European countryside with Ama Waterways (amawaterways.com), which carries 30 bikes on each of its six European vessels (guests can ride the 20-mile Danube route from Melk to Dürnstein, in Austria). Other cru...
Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
She gave us the classic Chanel suit and the little black dress, and now Coco Chanel—la femme—has proved her staying power thanks to the recent films Coco Before Chanel and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. With the customized Coco Before Chanel Tour ...
Kudos to Sophy Roberts for her superb article on Ladakh. I first came to know the region while reading Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge, the Swedish-American linguist who put this nook of a place on the map. She wrote about traditional Lada...
At La Cour Beaudeval, a creeper-clad 17th-century farmhouse in Normandy, just an hour from Paris, you can purchase the perfect pair of vintage mercury-glass candlesticks and rest your head upon a Louis XVI‚style bed piled with toile de Jouy pillow...
San Francisco BeastsWith attractions based on children's books, an IMAX theater, and a dozen kid-friendly restaurants and shops, there's plenty to tickle the senses at Metreon, a new San Francisco entertainment complex. Find out where the wild thi...
. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality "My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since we got interested in photography, we've been shooting beautiful areas -- Canyon de Chelly, Me...
For the past 14 years, I’ve spent my summers in lower Normandy. My boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick, and I live in a 200-year-old stone house in a tiny village called La Bagotière [south of Caen]. There are 12 houses in the whole village. Some are stone, a...