Normandy, France ...my Second home ..Come take a quick peek with me!
We stay on the house boat every time we go to France to visit Normandy, Brittany etc.
up that hallway on the right and one bathroom.
Beautiful, amazing Rouen Just look at the town clock and all of the timber frame houses ...some dating back to the 8th century ...the middle ages.
So mind blowing that these houses are still standing ...most of them are lived in and have cafés or shops below.
This Bridge is just amazing.
Whilst walking through the streets you are just in amazement and mostly have your head tipped back looking up at the unbelievable architecture.
Every moment spent in Rouen is a total delight.
This lovely Church was founded in the 11th Century (1080–1082)
The town's main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy Landings because this village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counter attack on the troops landing on UTAH and OMAHA Beaches. In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st. Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Mission Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion.
I also love to go to Bayeux & see the Tapestry and the beautiful town & Markets.
The tapestry is a band of linen 231 feet (70 metres) long and 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) wide, now light brown with age, on which are embroidered, in worsteds of eight colours, more than 70 scenes representing the Norman Conquest of England.
The story begins with a prelude to Harold’s visit to Bosham on his way to Normandy (1064?) and ends with the flight of Harold’s English forces from Hastings (October 1066); originally, the story may have been taken further, but the end of the strip was either not completed or later removed.
I have a memory of visiting these beaches, it was in the late 80's and my children were little ...it had been a long hot day and after visiting lots of interesting places that day the children were ready to play in the sea ...so we all went into the sea and were playing whilst the tide was rising (France has some of the largest tides in the World ..sometimes going out as much a mile)and whilst the tide came in the sea around us started to turn pink then red ..apparently they pumped a red dye in to the sea to depict the blood in the sea on D-Day ...it was an opportunity to explain the day in greater detail to our eldest Son and was very thought provoking and above all moving ....I do not know if they still do that today
Thank you for popping by and joining me.
In sweet memories of just some of what I love about my beloved Normandy
I hope you can get there too some day
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