A Holiday in Normandy

A Holiday in Normandy

We all deserve a holiday from time to time, right? Of course, we do! Thus, I went to Normandy for few days. My boyfriend also came with me. As I was working from home for two days, I stayed a little longer in Normandy, enjoying the sun and the swimming pool at my parents’ house!

So, what did we do?

We didn’t really have any plan on where we wanted to go. Indeed, it was all very spontaneous. The best way to do in my opinion. On the first day, we decided to go to Honfleur, a city on the Northern coast of Normandy. It’s where the river Seine goes into the Channel. It is not a big city but a lovely one with the cutest old harbor, square shaped, surrounded by lot of restaurant. We made it to Honfleur just in time for lunch and sat down for an amazing meal: garlic cream mussels and fries. DE-LI-CIOUS! We had a stroll through town before driving back to my parents’ and enjoy the swimming pool in the garden as the temperature was approaching 30°C.

Normandy

Honfleur’s harbor

We spent the second day at the beach, in a coastal village named Viller-sur-Mer. We actually just stayed few hours. The water was incredibly cold, yet refreshing. We slept and read on the beach before heading back home to, again, make use of the swimming pool until late in the evening. Monday was the laziest day as we stayed home and just chilled by the pool: swimming, reading, eating, and repeat. Just so good!

We went to Rouen on Tuesday and had a stroll through old town. I already knew Rouen as I had been shopping many times there. I thought I knew old town but actually no. It was way bigger than what I remembered. After some avocado on toasts at a lovely restaurant, we drove back home. 34°C was just calling for a swim! My boyfriend left on Wednesday while I stayed and worked from home for two days!

Normandy

Rouen

For those who don’t know, Kirsty, the other half of Corinne & Kirsty, lives in Normandy. Just 25 minutes drive away from my parents’ house! So me being there over the weekend was just the perfect opportunity for a little blogging gathering! Cooking and food styling, taking pictures for the blog, outfits, working and chilling. Turns out my parents’ village has a lot of little streets with lovely houses that make perfect backdrops for Instagram and blog pictures! We made the most of it.

Normandy

Port-Mort with Kirsty

I am so glad I took this holiday! It was just so nice and relaxing! I live in the United Kingdom and my parents live in France. Thus, when I come over, it really feels like a proper vacation as it is a complete change of environment. It was also great to live Manchester’s gloomy weather and enjoy the sun for some days. We have been lucky. According to my parents, it had been raining all summer and the week we came, sun and high temperatures were back! I had such a great time!

I am back in Manchester now. September is going to be such an exciting and busy month. I was in Paris on Monday and Tuesday for a photoshoot, Kirsty is coming over the the 15th for the Northern Blog Award as we’ve been shortlisted and last but not least, I am going on a holiday in Gran Canaria on the 30th! So exciting!

What about you? Have you been on holiday this summer? Where? Have you already visited Normandy? What does September have in store for you?

Thanks for reading.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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  1. September 6, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    wow your pictures look incredible omg! I’ve never been to Normandy! the weather looks lush and you’re so pretty! hope you had a wonderful time girly! x

    sami / samiyah.co.uk

  2. Kayleigh Zara
    September 6, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Oh my god Normandy looks amazing! It’s never been on my travel list until now. I love the look of all the food x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  3. September 6, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I’ve never visited Normandy before although the pictures do remind me Brussels. I spent over a month in my homeland (Morocco) and loved it, I wish I could live there haha. September is going to be filled with studying and university applications…great!

    Dalal // monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

  4. September 6, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    You looked like you had such a good time there! I went to Normandy on a school trip in Year 7, and this makes me feel so nostalgic and makes me want to go back so badly.

    – Chloe
    chloetommo.co.uk
    xoxo

  5. September 7, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    I think the last time I was in Normandy was when I was a wee little lady, but to be honest, I don’t even really remember – which means, I MUST GO BACK!

  6. September 7, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    How lovely to take a holiday and spend some time together! And it’s so lucky there was a pool there — 34 degrees is so much warmer than I can handle these days! Swimming is the only way to deal when it’s that hot. Looks like you had a blast!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  7. abbeylouisarose
    September 7, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Got to love a spontaneous trip! It’s sometimes nice not to have a plan and just see where your whim takes you! Moules frites sound like an excellent choice to me! Bet you’re so excited for Gran Canaria too, I loved my family hols there!

    Abbey 🌸 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  8. September 8, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I enjoy escaping to France too! Although where my in-laws live there’s a lot less to do/see. Glad you took the time to have a well-deserved break! We all need it every now and then.

  9. September 8, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Normandy looks beautiful. I love that photo of the Avocado on Toast, it looks really yummy! Finally, congrats on being shortlisted for the blog award 🙂

  10. Jen Walker
    September 8, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Your photos are beautiful! I love exploring places in general, and now I have to add a trip to Normandy on my list of places to see!

  11. September 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing time in Normandy, I have to admit I have never been but I would absolutely love to go myself. I went to Centre Parcs earlier in the year, but haven’t done anything in particular this summer.

  12. September 8, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I’ve never been! Normandy seems amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed your trip, the spontaneous ones are the best in my opinion!

  13. September 8, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    What amazing photos. I was in Normandy YEARS ago to explore the beaches. I do hope to go back because it was gorgeous and lovely.

  14. September 8, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I have never been to Normandy, but it looks lovely! We haven’t been able to go anywhere this year!

  15. Suzy
    September 8, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    France is the best foodwise 🙂 Must have been a really nice trip

  16. Andrea
    September 8, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to Normandy for so much time. LIKE so much time.. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with you.

  17. September 9, 2017 / 5:09 am

    I haven’t had an opportunity to visit Normandy yet, but I’d love to go. I enjoyed viewing your stunning images. Such a fantastic location. Now I have feelings of wanderlust!

  18. Anchal
    September 9, 2017 / 7:07 am

    That seems to be great time spend. Thank you for sharing our experience and these amazing pictures 🙂

  19. Laura
    September 9, 2017 / 9:47 am

    It looks like a great time. France is a great holiday destination.

  20. September 9, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    What a beautiful city is Normandy! It has so much character and charm! Love it!

  21. September 9, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    OMG I’d never thought Normandy was this beautiful! Each photo looks like a postcard! I spent the summer at home, no holiday for me but I had my dose of fun 😀 I’m so ready for fall! Would you mind check out my page? Maybe we can follow each other and be internet friends! I’d mean the world to me.
    Love, Mimi

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  22. September 9, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    first, i love the way your write, it is like storytelling 🙂 Second, I must say that I have to stop reading for a few minutes when you mentioned garlic cream mussels and fries. OMG, u got me craving so i asked my hubby to drive me to the grocery and buy some as that will be dinner tonight! never been to normady but when i do, ill re-read this! thanks! http://www.crayonized.com

  23. September 9, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I’ve never visited Normandy. Well, not yet 🙂 It looks and sounds so so lovely. Kirsty is so lucky to live there 🙂
    We went to Bruges in summer. It was absolutely perfect! We’d usually squeeze in a beach holiday but moved house so had to postpone it to October <3 Can't wait!
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

  24. September 9, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Normandy is stunning! I just LOVE the architecture. The food looks amazing as well! Seems like a really great place to visit.

  25. September 10, 2017 / 12:24 am

    I have not been to Normandy but wouldnt mind visiting. I have not gone anywhere this summer and no plans for September. It looks like you had a lovely time and a short trip is a nice way to break up those work days.

  26. September 10, 2017 / 3:28 am

    Wow, it looks amazing! I think I need to go on holiday – it’s winter here so maybe i’m tired of staying in, lol. Love your pics/

  27. September 10, 2017 / 4:16 am

    Normandy looks so beautiful and the atmosphere is so relax. I would love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing.

  28. September 10, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Indeed a wonderful vacation you had experience! Congratulations on being shortlisted too. You have a busy schedule too! Very blessed!

  29. Hannah Marie
    September 10, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    Amazing photos! Looks like you will have a productive month of September! I wish I could take a vacation too!

  30. September 10, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Normandy sounds like a great place for a vacation! Loved the photos!!

  31. September 10, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Ooohhhh lovely! So jealous of your spontaneous trip! I’ve never been to normandy but I’d love to visit! I love the architecture.

    whatevawears.co.uk

  32. September 10, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    It looks like such a lovely place. Would never have thought about going there. Love the carousel, so pretty! Over from littleowlblogs.wordpress.com xo

  33. Up Run for Life
    September 10, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    It has been a while since we have been on a nice vacation. We are long over do. But if I had the opportunity, I think that I would have a hard time deciding where to go.

    It sounds like you had a great time. Relaxing is a must from time to time without a set schedule is always nice.

  34. September 11, 2017 / 3:19 am

    Wow this looks like such a fun holiday! I love all the pics — looks like a great place to try in the future!

  35. September 11, 2017 / 4:30 am

    Wow this place looks lovely… Never heard of it but would love to visit one day if thats possible… 😀

  36. September 11, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Normandy has been on my bucket list for a long time since I started learning French at school and fell in love with it. Your post has just enlarged my love for it! Thanks a lot for this, and by the way really love your photos!

  37. September 11, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Sounds like a great trip! I have never actually been to Normandy even though it’s so close to the UK – you’ve inspired me to go. I don’t blame you for wanting to get away from the Manchester weather either – I have just left Manchester and used to struggle with the grey skies and gloominess!

  38. September 11, 2017 / 9:44 am

    It looks so pretty, glad you had a lovely time. I love your inflatable donut! So cool! Enjoy Gran Canaria, I love holidaying there.

  39. Megan
    September 11, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    That’s something I really love about Europe. It’s so easy to visit a new place relatively easily and get to experience different culture, foods and sights.

  40. September 11, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Awww what a lovely holiday! Looks like you had a great time, love the photos! And so lovely that you and Kirsty were able to have some blogging time and photo shoots!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  41. September 11, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Looks like you had such a relaxing time and I agree – spontaneous holidays are the best kind!

  42. September 12, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Sounds like you had a great time with your friend. I am a little jealous that I don’t have someone to put together my blog with. That sounds like it’s such fun.

  43. Rosey
    September 12, 2017 / 9:49 am

    A change of environment really does make for a proper vacation. You’re lucky your family lives so close but still in a holiday type of setting.

  44. September 12, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I have not visited Normandy but I have been to Toulouse and Paris. I have heard so much about this part of France though. There is a lot of history there.

  45. September 12, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    It looks gorgeous in Normandy. That is one place I have not been to and I agree, we all need a holiday and a good break every now and again.

  46. Rebecca Swenor
    September 12, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing time in Normandy. I would love to vacation there some day and spend a day on the beach. We didn’t go on vacation this summer. Hopefully we can next year. Thanks for sharing your amazing experiences.

  47. September 13, 2017 / 1:21 am

    This place sounds great… I would love visit some time… Those are some lovely pictures… Have fun 🙂

  48. September 13, 2017 / 1:44 am

    This seems like a relaxing holiday.I always like spending time on small towns.It seems this coastal village Viller-sur-Mer is with incredible views.I love the pictures with boats.Gives the idea of experiences you had!

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