La Manche's own newspaper
If you want to keep up with all that is going on in La Manche – then why not keep up with events by looking at the best of the regional papers – La Manche Libre – www.lamanchelibre.fr. It is a weekly, coming out on Thursday. Philippa Weitz uses it all the time for her French teaching source material.
Where to eat
Gavray Restaurant du Délice owner and chef, Nicky Hillyer, has just beaten the French at their own game - she came first and second in the gastronomique "Fête de la Citrouille (pumpkin) competition organised by the Confrèrie Gastronomique des Vikings du Bocage Normand" as part of the Gavray Fair. This is a huge accolade - and she was the only woman! Well done Nicky. To try her cooking you need to book on 02 33 51 61 14. The restaurant, alive with French home cooking and style, is open at lunchtimes.
For those of you who can cope with the French cinema (what a good way to learn French) a new film "Un long dimanche de fiançailles" gets a 3 star rating.· Cité de la Mer at Cherbourg is great for a rainy day and has a very good restaurant. For tourist visits it’s ranking up with the Eiffel Tower and Le Mont St. Michel. It is brilliant for children and adults – you need a good half day to see the whole thing including the submarine "Le Redoutable".