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A Normandy Jug

From the French (Normandy) region of France, this engraved glass cider or wine jug was crafted circa 1850. It has a rolled lip with a protuberant ridge and thick handle. The molded lid is riveted, providing a secure seal to keep the contents from spilling out.

Historically, Normandy is known for its apple cider and its apple brandy Calvados which has been produced in this part of France since the 11th century. It is one of the main exports from this area and is widely available in bars and restaurants across the country.

Lace Making in Bayeux

If you are visiting this picturesque city, be sure to take in some of its lace-making traditions. The tradition dates back to 300 years and there are many different styles of lace, including bobbin lace, which is dyed in black.

D-Day Landing Beaches & Bayeux

The town of Bayeux is just a short drive away from the beaches that were used during the D-Day landings in WWII. Fortunately, most of the buildings in Bayeux were not destroyed during the battles and therefore remain relatively intact today.

St Lo

Located in the heart of Normandy, St Lo is home to a bustling market place and a town-crier who calls out his announcements by drum. It also has a quaint little church dedicated to Thomas a Becket, who was the first bishop of this town.

Cartaret – A Seaside Village

Cartaret is a small seaside resort in Normandy and is often the destination for visitors who are looking to escape the bustle of the larger towns. It is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the view of the ocean from the cliffs overlooking the coast.