Our Normandy "AWC Couples" adventure begins in Bayeux at a 3 star hotel just steps from the majestic Cathedral. The location was perfect, the hotel ..... "charming" (code word = adequate)!
We entered the Cathedral just in time to hear the end of the evening organ
recital - it was breathtaking and haunting at the same time! Around the cathedral is the historic center comprised of timber framed houses, restaurants, and shops with display windows of french pastries, camembert cheese, chocolates, embroidery, lace, and apple cider .... all local to the Normandy area.
The first night we all ate together....
~I could not wait to dig into a pot of moules and frites!
Saturday afternoon we had time to explore the famous
Tapisserie de Bayeux
which tells the story of the conquest of England by
William, Duke of Normandy in 1066.
The good thing was that with the help of the audio guide we moved right along
the 70 meter marvel of the 11th century!
Leaving plenty of time for social gathering and reflection of our
memorable day on
the D-day landing beaches.