Legend has it, that the workers who were digging the foundations for the Abbey Of Sainte Clotilde complained they had nothing to drink. The Queen prayed for water to be turned into wine, the Fountain of Sainte Clotilde flowed with wine. Apparently, this "miracle" has never happened again. I can understand that as I … Continue reading Les Andelys – Water into Wine?
Richard the Lionheart - King of England and Duke of Normandy built Chateau Gaillard in two years! From 1196 - 1198. Two Years! It was built to protect both the Seine River and Rouen from the powerful King of France Philippe Auguste. These two had set out on a crusade to the Holy Land earlier but … Continue reading Chateau Gaillard – Richard the Lionhearts Castle
If you have yet to visit Rouen in Normandy France perhaps this might entice you to put Rouen on your list. I still say "pinch me" that we happened to be in Rouen to see it. Every summer between June and September a free Cathedral Light Show takes place in Rouen with dazzling illuminations … Continue reading Rouen Cathedral of Notre Dame
I was so excited to be visiting the seaside port of Honfleur. Was it like the images that are on the internet, would it live up to my expectations? Honfleur such a beautiful place. “Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary … Continue reading Honfleur Normandy
Our cruise ship had docked early in the morning at Caudebec-en-Caux. Once we had lunch on board after our visit to the Pays d'aude Region we had a free afternoon to explore Caudebec-en-Caux. It was a Saturday afternoon and most things were closed. However, we managed to find some very interesting things. Caudebec-en-Caux during … Continue reading Caudebec-en-Caux
After our visit to Chateau Le Breuil-en-Auge, our coach stopped for quick visit to Beuvron-en-Auge. Situated to the west of Lisieux and 25 kilometres east of Caen in the Calvados department of Normandy, Beuvron-en-Auge is one of the most beautiful villages of France. The house's are half-timbered of which Normandy is famous for. The village is small and … Continue reading Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy
We visited Chateau Le Breuil en Auge and its famous distillery for tasting of their cider. Of course we also were able to sample the cheese that is produced in the area. Can I just say "thank you to all of those at my table who decided to not try the cheese. Some were … Continue reading Chateau du Breuil en Auge – A Taste of Normandy
Giverny is roughly 3 kms from Vernon and only 75 kms from Paris. So an easy day trip by car or one of the many day tours that go there. You can also stay in one of the many little "Gites" or B&B's that are in Giverny or Vernon. Giverny is pronounced - Jee-va-nyee. It is … Continue reading A stroll through Giverny France