Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day Trip To Normandy

This week was spring break and Chris came to visit.  We had a wonderful time exploring Paris and the surrounding areas.  On Monday, we rented a car and drove to Normandy to see Mont Saint Michel and the beaches of the invasions on D-Day.  Getting out of Paris turned out to be a lot more confusing than I thought it would be.  Luckily, Chris has a great sense of direction and we made it out alive.  
First, we headed to Mont Saint Michel, one of the most visited places in France.  I had heard how breathtaking it would be and it still amazed me.  We parked a bit away from the abbey, which is on an island, accessible only during low tides via a tiny strip of land.  Stairs wind up through a mini village built around the abbey and then through the building itself.  I couldn't believe how big it was.  
On the way towards Caen, we stopped to explore a little Calvados shop.  Normandy is famous for their apples and liquors made from apples, so of course we had to sample a little local flavor.  Next we went to the beaches.  They were beautiful, especially since we got there right before sunset.  

A wonderful day trip!

1 comment:

  1. Green with envy....have always wanted to see Normandy.
    Great pics