FRANCE ON FRIDAY
My friend Donna, whose blog My Itchy Travel Feet talks about Baby Boomer adventure travel, hosts my description of a visit to Bayeux, France. I am sharing some pictures here, but see the article for more details.
Outside the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, a (reproduction) viking ship sits beached in the courtyard.
We saw the 1000-year-old Bayeux Tapestry.
The Bayeux Cathedral next door was built by order of William the Conqueror’s brother, Odon, who also figured in the tapestry’s story, as a fighting Bishop.
We visited with a needlework artist who recreates scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry (which is actually an embroidery) at her Bayeux Broderie shop next door to the Tapestry Museum.
After wandering through the narrow streets of stone buildings, we ducked into a small atmospheric restaurant, La Rapiere and discovered authentic Norman cuisine.
We ended the day at La Chenevière, a chateau in the now peaceful countryside. It once served as headquarters for German–then British officers doing World War II.
All pictures are property of Vera Marie Badertscher and should not be reproduced without permission. We stayed at La Chenevière as guests of the hotel, and the Bayeux Tourism Office treated us to lunch at La Rapiere.
Have you been to Bayeux? What is your favorite thing about Bayeux? About Normandy? Remember, you can learn more about our trip to Normandy by reading my post at My Itchy Travel Feet about our visit to Bayeux, France.