Vintage Weekends

If you enjoy finding a bargain at your local car boot sale at home…then why not join us for a VINTAGE WEEKEND?

You can combine a weekend of relaxation in the Normandy countryside at our fabulous French farmhouse, including continental breakfast and gourmet dinner each evening, with a daily excursion on Saturday and Sunday to a ‘Vide Grenier‘, the french translation of Vide Grenier is Empty Your Loft!

These are held every weekend from March to September in towns and villages throughout Normandy and are a fun way to experience local life as well as find that unique French souvenir to take home.

Vintage Weekend

Double Room – Overnight Stay Fri, Sat and Sun nights including Continental Breakfast and Vide Grenier Excursions on Saturday and Sunday:

Double room UK£70 per night,  including continental breakfast ( no single supplement)

A 3 Course Evening Meal, excluding wine, can also be booked at a cost of UK£20 per person.

You are welcome to BYO (Bring Your Own) wine, or we have a small wine list in house of red, white, rosé or sparkling from £5 per bottle.

Sample Menu

Pan fried Gnocci with Home Made Pesto
Salmon en Croute with Asparagus and Hollandaise
Rhubarb & Apple Tart with Cream

 

Contact us HERE     catrina@gite-normandy.com

More info on our passion for Vide Greniers HERE on our Facebook page.

Some recent ;vide grenier; purchases

Map and info provided during your vintage weekend on where, and how, to get to local vide greniers on the Sunday (and Saturdays during summer months) so you can head off on your vintage adventure.

If you would like a guide for the day to accompany you to the vide greniers and translate/barter etc., we can arrange that – subject to availability – for UK£20 to cover their petrol costs and a sandwich lunch.

Furniture Painting Workshops (by arrangement)

If you find something at a vide grenier that you would like to upcycle, why not book a painting workshop during your stay. Details on request when you book.

WillowJuly & August Willow Weaving Workshops
Simple willow wreaths are easy to make and very effective….they can be kept just plain and simple or add trinkets and vintage postcards for an original and charming objet d’art.

(2 hours including willow cutting, wreath weaving, coffee and cake).