Tag Archives: Normandy

Les Chartreuses

The château de Canon has been on my list of places that I wanted to visit for about ten years now, inspired by a photo of a statue in an arched opening that I saw in a book about beautiful … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 6

My recommendations for Honfleur, a charming town not far from Trouville-Deauville, are based on my most recent trip and one that I made seven years ago. Walk everywhere – Honfleur itself is the principal attraction. Stroll around the port! But … Continue reading

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En plein-air

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m off to Paris again for a good chunk of the summer. When I have time off from my job as the Director of a study abroad program, I want to have plans … Continue reading

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Le jour J

June 6, 1944 marks the date of the Allied invasion of Normandy to liberate France from Nazi occupation. It was originally scheduled to take place on June 5 but was postponed due to bad weather. Approximately 156,000 Allied troops participated … Continue reading

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Passer à la trappe

Do you see this statue? Do you recognize it? I keep looking at it in my file of pictures and wondering where it’s from. I took the picture – but where? Was it Rennes or Rouen? Caen or Cannes? Nantes … Continue reading

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À la vitesse d’un cheval au galop

Mont Saint-Michel rises up dramatically from the plain around it. It’s a rocky tidal island, located half a mile off the coast of Normandy. A mere two score people live there, but about 3 million visit each year and I … Continue reading

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