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Bayeux, Normandy

Bayeux Normandy

I’ve written about our tours to various D-Day spots and Mont St. Michel, but here, I’ll write a bit about Bayeux, the charming city we stayed in while we were in Normandy.

Bayeux was the first city to be liberated during the Battle of Normandy (aka, Operation Overlord, which includes but is not limited to D-Day) and because it was used as a headquarters of sorts, it miraculously escaped destruction via the bombing raids that the Allies completed throughout the region.

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Magnets from Normandy, Paris, and Bruges

For several years, we’ve been collecting magnets during our travels. They make great souvenirs since they are inexpensive, small, and easy to bring back home even while traveling carry-on only. Plus, we can revisit our trips every time we look at them displayed on the sides of our fridge. However, several trips ago, we ran out of room on the fridge so we’re trying not to go overboard with adding […]

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Cafe Dog in Bayeux

dog outside a French cafe in Bayeux

After so many D-Day posts, I thought I would lighten up the mood a bit by sharing this. I took this photo a few days ago, impressed by this shaggy little dog’s patience and discipline while waiting for his or her owner who was in the cafe. I think this pup earned a pain au chocolat (my fave!). This must be a regular ritual for them because I spotted the […]

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A room (in Bayeux, France) with a view

Bayeux Cathedral, Notre-Dame Cathedral

After pretty close to 24 hours of travel, we finally made it to our Airbnb in Bayeux in Normandy, France. We are pretty exhausted but not too tired to oooh and aahhh at the view from our front window. Allow me to present to you the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, consecrated in 1077 with William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders in attendance. I do love me some old cathedrals […]

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