Beautiful melancholia in Normandy

This Easter weekend I was in Normandy. This short trip took us in the small village of Agon de Countainville where we stayed at Manoir de Coutainville. We booked this place through WelcomeBeyond, a website that I have been following for some time now and which offers a very nice selection of houses, B&B and small boutique hotels … It was an excellent choice! This time, I must admit that the reason why I decided to visit this part of France was because of this beautiful manoire and then, as it usually happens, you discover a whole new world which you cannot find in guide books.


The scenery in this part of Normandy is so dramatic. The sea in particular. Sometimes even scary and terrifying. The mood is melancholic. Peaceful and empty – this could have been a perfect setting for the latest Prada men and women with their sailor hats and wet-like hair. Moss and rain. Green loans and camellias. It all makes the Manoir so beautiful.


Manoir is an old and very charming place. The essence of a French house with beautiful details, crisp white linen, waxed wooden floors and a lot of fire places.


The food was amazing! Sophie, our host, prepared the best Easter breakfast that I can remember. Dinner was served by the fire place with candles and some exquisite sea food, a a lot of calvados to finish, of course!



Perfect sense for details…


Our trip brought us from Rennes to Agon de Coutainville then to Granville, Mt. Saint Michele, Cancale, St. Malo, Dinard and Dinan in Brittany. This second part of the trip will be posted shortly.


Sophie told us about the flee market in Coutainville but there were many more charming antique stores that we saw along the road like this one close to Granville.