Whistle stop visit to Normandy

We were invited to a family friends 80th Birthday in Normandy so planned a few extra days to visit some of the beautiful places here. 

The party was in Le Bec Helloin – a small village famous for its Benedictine Abbey – & so pretty. 


Their cakes are good too!


We then went to Caen before staying in the countryside near Vire. 


Our friend’s gite- perfect!

We then visited the beautiful medieval town of Bayeux, which miraculously came through the allied bombardment before DDay in 1944 unscathed – amazing when you see photos of the damage to the surrounding area at that time. 


We visited Arromanches – one of the DDay landing beaches – there are so many places, museums & cemeteries relating to DDay that you could do a whole dedicated to this. 

We then spent a day visiting Mont St Michel. A totally awe -inspiring place. It should be on everyone’s bucket list!


We couldn’t wait for the tide to come in as high tide was quite late,  but we will go back again. 

We ended our trip in Rouen – another medieval town- the place where Joanof Arc was killed ( it was English at that time). 


A very quick trip but leaving us with lots more on a list for another visit!!