Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire

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Port-en-Bessin Scallop Festival

The Normandy port of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain (14 Calvados, Normandie) holds its Scallop Festival (Le Gout du Large) 10 November 2018.

Gout du Large posterLe Gout du Large

scallopHeld in the biggest Scallop port in Normandie – the wives of the fishermen demonstrate their prowess with cooking the Scallop and offering tastings; the fishermen demonstrate how they repair the nets, and you can buy Scallops and other freshly-caught fish. The weekend is also a Festival of Sea Shanties (Festival de chants marins d’Europe “Musique sous les embruns”)

Port-en-Bessin is on the Normandy coast near Bayeux and close to Omaha Beach

For more on the Port-en-Bessin Scallop Festival see bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com

Hotel Chateau La Chenevière

Stay at the Hotel Chateau La Chenevière, an 18th Century Manor House in countryside midway between Bayeux and the coast.