Normandy: Bayeux, Honfleur

Our last day in Normandy.  We started out by visiting the Bayeux  Tapestry Musem for which we bought the tickets on the very first day.  The tapestry was 70 metres long!  But it was beautifully preserved and made with such beautiful detail.  You get an audio guide, that tells you the story as you walk down the entire length of the tapestry.  I found it kinda sad that they did not know exactly by whom or where the tapestry was made.  It is believed to be made in UK by nuns (u know, who were then forced to be subjects of William the Conqueror).  The story tells of how William the Conqueror was betrayed by his relative and how he then conquered England which was apparently promised to him.

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Little streets from Bayeux
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Aah, I think this was one of my favourite meal from the trip!!!
For just 15 euros per person we had a SCRUMPTUOUS delicious meal!!!
(now that’s an amazing price even for Asian standards!!!Smile)

We started out with a super delicious seafood broth… Mmmmmm… it was chilly so lovely to drink a hot broth!

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Tom had his favourite – mussels (also the specialty of the region)
and I had a Squid cooked in a kind of tomato base sauce that was sooo good …
with a side of real french ratatouille!!  it was DELICIOUS!

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and the restaurant was small but v cosy, with these ancient walls.
Mom thought we were in a “cave”!! Smile

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aaaand…ending with coffee and ice-cream! 

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just LOVE it when you randomly go into a restaurant and get GOOD food at amazing price too!!

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The two different towers of the same church… I guess the right one is the older part.

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And then we drove on to Honfleur, a little port side town that was very popular among artists in the old days…
including artists like Monet who made many paintings from these scenes…
It was indeed very very scenic and idyllic

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And the founder of Quebec (yes Quebec in Canada), is from this little town..
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Narrrrowest street in the world?

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a very old WOODEN church.  kinda reminded me of Harry Potter / LOTR!
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the wooden church was V old and v long. 
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the region is also famous for Calvados, kind of apple cider… which tasted more like apple beer…
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new and old in one building (on the right)

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and Belgium welcomed us back with this sunset.

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