Nothing beats leaving your day-to-day life behind you and hitting the open road. A few weeks back me and the husband did just that as I jumped on the back of his motorbike to take a ferry over to Normandy. As we rode off the ferry with the sun rising in front of us we headed off on our adventure though vineyards and villages.
I have always loved Northern France since about the age of four when family trips regularly involved a converted barn and far too many pastries from the local Boulangerie. Now they involve far more local wine, seafood and Macaroons than they did then but are equally enchanting and relaxing. We rode to Arromanches where the views of the remaining temporary Port from the invasion of Normandy still remain and are quite spectacular. Pointe Do Hoc is also well worth a visit. From here we travelled and visited Granville, home of Dior and a beautiful harbour with great Ice-cream and Seafood.
Carteret followed on the West Coast which is a pretty town I would highly recommend. We stayed right on the sea in the La Marine where our room had a balcony perfect for drinking wine and watching the world go by. Ensure if you stay in the hotel you eat in the restaurant run by chef Laurent Cesne who is both handsome and has earned the restaurant a Michelin Star. The food is incredible!