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  •   After we left Dieppe along the coast. Arrived at Etretat . Unconsciously we are on the steps of the Impressionist painters . A storm filled the sky. Occasionally a gap scans the sea of sunlight . Monet would have done that? Etretat is also the mystery of the " Aiguille Creuse" resolved that...

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  • ...the Benedictines. First some pictures of the village slate roofs , mud walls or brick ... all Normandy what.   Before visiting the Abbey , let's look at St. Michael's Church .   And finally, a beautiful virgin polychrome eighteenth century.   Fontenelle Abbey was occupied by the...

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  • ...the Benedictines. First some pictures of the village slate roofs , mud walls or brick ... all Normandy what.     Avant de visiter l'Abbaye, intéressons-nous à l'église Saint Michel. Et pour finir, une très jolie vierge polychrome du XVIIIème siècle.   L'abbaye de Fontenelle est...

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  • ...of the fifteenth century. On the columns are not skeletons in macabre . Some old houses in a down-home style .   Le palais de justice The Big Clock is the emblem of Rouen. The set dates from the sixteenth century. The clock is astronomical. Its emblem is Easter lamb . Red is the color of Normandy.

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  •       Mont -Saint-Michel is one of the most visited places in France . It is also a place of controversy , due to the silting of the bay. No doubt that human work has accelerated it, but the fact remains that even without it , the bay is silting up naturally , because of its geography and tidal...

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  •   A small return in Normandy on a weekend . The weather was not very nice . The sea at 18 ° C . We thought swim. The beach ( pebble ) was almost as empty as Falassarna Crete . But we gave up. The sea had lost the blue.    

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  •   Thirty kilometers from Rouen , Jumièges is a small town stuck in a loop of the Seine . Jumièges is also the ruins of one of the largest Norman abbeys. On a first Carolingian site, the abbey church was consecrated in the presence of William the Conqueror. The present remains date back to the...

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  •   Every 5 years the port of Rouen welcomes tall ships , mostly boat school navies . The show begins with the arrival of ships in waves with the drawbridge that rises and ends with the departure full sail toward the sea. Sorry, but you will be the intermediate stage when the ships are in port ....

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  •   Here we left a few days in Normandy to Brittany border. Our first step Villedieu- les-Poêles . This large Normandy village houses one of the last bell foundry and crafts copper work .   See Notre Dame has some beautiful polychrome statue. Notre Dame Church (XV )   Saint Stephen and...

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  •     On the way back , and after trying to see the landing beaches despite the rain caught us , stop in Bayeux . We pass by the imposing Cathedral of Norman Gothic style.     Four small polychrome statues of the thirteenth century. In the cathedral every year for 400 years , hung the famous...

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