From Our Own Correspondent: Gathering Seashells on the Sea Shore
Jane Labous has family roots in Normandy and returns to take part in the seasonal hunt for shellfish in the sands of its beaches
Jane Labous has family roots in Normandy - her beloved 'grandmere' was a local and knew just where to find the finest shellfish on its beaches, between the sand dunes and the galloping tides. Tiny crabs, clams, mussels and winkles can all be found and dug out by hand for dinner - although there's now a legal limit on how much each beach-comber can collect. Jane joins today's 'pecheurs a pieds' - the fisherfolk on foot - to see what's in their baskets.
Photo: Alex Basnard and his daughter search for mussels along the beach in Vierville, France. (Photo Win McNamee/Getty Images)