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Caen, Normandy

Abbaye aux Hommes Caen

On our last day in Normandy, we took the train to Caen. It’s a quick and easy trip from Bayeux, about 20 minutes. Caen is much bigger than Bayeux but unlike Bayeux, it was almost completely destroyed in bombing raids as part of Operation Overlord (the Battle of Normandy). Fortunately, a few historical things remain, including part of William the Conqueror’s Ducal Château and two abbeys: Abbaye aux Hommes (men’s […]

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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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