June 12, 2012

Lots of Colors in Northern France


Confession: the beauty of Normandy took me by surprise—no wonder it was Christian’s dad’s fourth time here.  As if paying our respects at the D-Day beaches and American cemetery wasn’t humbling enough, the quaint villages of Northern France were a feast for the eyes--blue skies, green landscapes, yellow fields of flowers and multi-colored skies were the norm. Having been around the South of France a few years ago, I was in love with the cute villages by the Mediterranean but I had absolutely no idea the countryside in Normandy was so pretty and colorful, too. 

Thanks to the coziness of towns like Arromanches-les-Bains (also the village by the sea where we stayed! The owners at Le Chanteclair B&B not only had fresh breakfast for us every morning and were insanely friendly, but they also sent us off with 2 bottle of local cider too), Sainte-Mère-Église, Saint-Lô and Bayeux, my full-fledged city preference is now developing into a huge appreciation for those cute towns in the countryside. I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time :).


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Sainte-Mère-Église
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Caen
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Bayeux
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Arromanches-les-Bains...one last photo op!
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Castle in Caen en route to Paris!
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10 comments:

Jenna said...

Stunning! Would love to spend a month or two just touring around France :)

xxx
Jenna

Brooklyn said...

Beautiful photos! Never been to France but would love to one day!

Karm said...

WOW. Your photos are gorgeous. I love how you captured everything. I really really want to go there and sight see and visit another country. haha Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Daryl said...

Absolutely stunning! I've been to france three times but never the northern countryside. I did Paris, Strasbourg, and the southern coast! Now you've got me thinking I need to go back for a fourth visit ;)

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Megan said...

i would feel spoiled there :) and you take such beautiful photos

Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

this looks SO AMAZING! i love the sunset pictures and those of the yellow flowers. i'm adding normandy to my list after this post :)
going to check out more of your adventures now :)
love,
elisabeth
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Sam said...

Oh this is so lovely! The photos are gorgeous!!! More photos?? lol I'm now following you :)

sam

Tiffany said...

amazing photos!! I wanted to take a trip there when I visited Paris recently but didn't get around to going..seeing your photos makes me regret not going. It looks very beautiful for sure :]

Tiffany said...

oh my gosh--absolutely beautiful! I love nothing more than little villages in Europe. I spent some time in a tiny village where my cousin lives in Switzerland (just across Lake Geneva from France) and it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen!

~Tiffany
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Lana and Chris McCoy said...

Great pictures! Makes me want to go visit now too! Thanks for sharing!
Lana