Just back from a brilliant trip to France, the area between Dieppe and Rouen. Surprisingly pleasant ferry from Newhaven. Due to its early departure, stayed night before in the Premier Inn (vg) and ate at the Brewers Fayre (!). Not at all bad.
Wonderful hidden chateaux and manor houses in Northern Normandy, all with luxuriant gardens. Exactly where they all were is rather a blur in my mind as we were driven around by hospitable Anglo-French friends, but I managed to find some websites to go with the photos.
Lots of unbelievably delicious food, of course, including juicy oysters bought at the quayside. Apparently the lack of an R in the month doesn't matter as regards these particular oysters.