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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
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They say that fifty is the new thirty, the advantage being that at fifty, you’re so much wiser than you are at thirty. So when Freddy decided to surprise Helene with a modest chateau in Burgundy for her fiftieth, he knew it wouldn’t go to her head.

Freddy had secretly commissioned his butler Gerald, who was more trusty business manager than manservant, to bid for the property at auction. Gerald, considerably more frugal with his Master’s money than the Master himself, underbid and lost to a new-money Russian. What to do? Where to go? The birthday was a mere week away.

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Maletable, Normandy, France

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Normandy is rich in historical sites as well as wonderful dining and shopping experiences. And of course the sea allows you to open up to more sportive possibilities. Just a few ideas worth exploring:

We have to start with Calvados, an apple-based spirit produced in the region, along with a whole spectrum of ciders, hard and soft. A Calvados tour might be fun, and would certainly connect you with the locals in a delightful way:

You may want to take an excursion to the dreamlike Mont Saint Michel. Here is the official website:

Here’s a nice article from USA Today outlining a visit to the D Day beaches, as well as other local sites of historical interest in Normandy:

And for more local pleasures, you’ll probably want to have a meal or two (or perhaps dine every night!) at La Barcarole, right in Saint-Valéry-en-Caux. Here is their Facebook page (‘Like’ them – and they’ll like you!):

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Beach or lakeside relaxation


Last updated on February 27, 2015
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  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Stove or Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - ask
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - ask

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