Category Archives: Normandy

Mont St. Michel — Is that a real place?

When I shared this picture of the goat grazing in a field near St. Michel on Facebook, one of my daughter’s friends queried:   ‘Where is that?  Is that a real place?’   That is a fair question.  Mt. St. … Continue reading

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Honfleur — Picture Perfect

There are lots of charming little seaside towns in Normandy and in our whirlwind trip of 5 nights, that began with Mont St. Michel and then proceeded to Bayeux, we wanted at least one of these towns.  I chose Honfleur … Continue reading

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Bayeux — Bringing 1066 to Life

I don’t remember all that many historical dates, but one imprinted on my mind,  is 1066 and the Battle of Hastings.  So Bayeux meant a chance to see the Tapestry.  We drove into town mid afternoon and were charmed by … Continue reading

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Etretat – The Impressionists had an Eye for a Beautiful Place

Monet painted the cliffs of Etretat in 1885; the spectacular limestone arches and islets off this charming little seaside resort were a popular subject for the impressionists.  We often choose a destination from a calendar picture or work of art; … Continue reading

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Not so Secret Garden — Giverny

When we headed for Giverny, I really thought we were going to have a rendezvous with tourist hell — all the guidebooks talk about the crowds and the train was filled with more English speakers than we have seen since … Continue reading

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