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Show me the lights … of Normandy

One of the highlights in northern France in the run-up to Christmas is the magnificent light show at the Cathedral of Bayeux.
It’s worth a trip in its own right – from 2 December to 6 January – and you might want to check out these three dazzling properties while you are there…


In Calvados, this is a charming, quintessential shuttered stone house with three bedrooms, apple orchard (of course!) and room for horses – for only €145,000. We drink to that…


This beautiful half timbered property in Orne is two cottages joined together and was once the village store. Now offering five bedrooms, and gite business potential it sits peacefully surrounded by cornfields.


This five-bedroom traditional stone home in Notre Dame de Cenilly is perfectly located close to the D-Day Landing beaches (great for attracting holiday rentals), fishing and the cathedral town of Coutances.