This year we are going to Falaise for three nights.

·       Travel Thursday night 18th September leave Crown 2.30pm.

·       Stay Friday 19th September

·       Stay Saturday 20th September

·       Stay Sunday 21st September
Saint Pierre sur Dives,
15th Exchange Market - Auto Jumble

·       Return Monday 22nd Sept

We will be staying at the Hotel De La Poste in Falaise

 Hôtel de la Poste * *
38, rue Georges Clémenceau
Phone : 02 31 90 13 14 - Fax : 02 31 90 01 81

Label "Logis de France"
Owners : M. and Mme. BOUTMY



In the heart of Normandy, on the edge of the Suisse Normande, you will find the Hôtel de la Poste opposite the Château de la Fresnaye.
The establishment has 17 well-appointed rooms, a dining room with 70 covers which has been redecorated in pastel colours, and a small, intimate room which can seat 20 for your family celebrations and other gatherings.

Madame Boutmy, the chef, worked in several great restaurants ranked among the best in Canada, and then came and settled in Falaise. A member of the “Cuisiniers de France” and the “Toques Normandes” (Chefs’ Associations), committed to upholding the best culinary tradition, she offers you her specialities.

Two weeks prior to our trip the long range weather forecast was for showers and wind, however, we were blessed with no wind and cloudless skies which resulted in en exceptional weekend of riding, eating and the occasional drop of vino.

Our thoughts on occasion wandered to Steve who's Ariel 500 unfortunately let him down just outside of Guildford, and was unable to continue any further, however, not to be outdone this year John Sparkes broke down on his more modern bike before the ferry unlike last year when he managed 5M off the ferry. Thanks to his Dad, Jim, he was able to continue on a more sedate motorcycle.

The Hotel was above expectation, with good size rooms, lovely food and very welcoming and friendly staff who always tried to be helpful despite the language difference.

Any one thinking of a holiday in this area will not be disappointed with this hotel.
Although there are plenty of bars and cafes in the town they do not follow the same late night opening that English pubs and bars so go out early, Sunday opening is almost none exciting with only a few opening and then only until about 9pm.
However this is only a small inconvenience compared to the overall amenities within the area, overall this is an area of France well worth a visit.

Deux semaines avant notre départ les prévisions météo n'étaient pas optimistes. Nous avons pourtant séjourné sous un ciel bleu pour la plupart – en bref, un super weekend de ballades en moto, de gastronomie et même de viniculture !

L'hôtel était très agréable avec ses grandes chambres, d'excellents repas et un personnel très accueillant. Ceux qui souhaitent passer des vacances dans cette région ne seront pas déçus de cet hôtel.

Il y a beaucoup de cafés et restaurants en ville mais il faut faire attention aux heures de fermeture car ils ferment plus tôt qu'en Angleterre, surtout le dimanche.  C'est une très belle région qui a beaucoup à proposer aux touristes et qui vaut le coup d'y rendre visite.

Vous trouverez ci-dessus des photos prises par nos membres lors de notre weekend.

Below are pictures taken by members.
I have over 250 pictures of the w/e anyone who would like to view them contact me (Phil)

We were happy to be leaving the Crown. The staff at the Crown were happy to see us go!!
Pegasus Bridge
Falaise Castle, home to William the Conqueror
Suisse Normande

Saint Pierre sur Dives,

15th Exchange Market - Auto Jumble

Are you sure we parked the bikes down there? SD's on the job
Off-roading "Victory style" French wild life and sheep.
The happy bikers.
Chris was happy here but this was before this.
The loneliness of the broken bike!