Normandy is one of France’s treasured gastronomic and historic destinations. Artists have painted its bucolic landscapes stretching from seaside white cliffs to expansive green fields and cities such as Rouen, Honfleur and Fécamp (home of the celebrated Bénédictine liqueur). Gourmet choices abound as apple orchards beget cider and Calvados, while happy cows give Camembert cheese its complexity. Leslie’s sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and David Anquetil, are long-time residents and take her to spots only locals know. Indulging in delicious bites and sips, she encounters characters that embody French joie de vivre!
Le Clos des Citots
La Compagnie des Calvados