May 14, 2013

A Day in Normandy - Soaking Up Some History

Abbaye aux Hommes

Seems like since moving to Normandy, we're more popular than ever.
In the last year we've had more friends come to visit than in the final few years we spent in the Languedoc. Is it the cows and apple trees? The sea? The proximity to Paris?

My bet is on our proximity to Paris. Being hidden away in the middle of vineyards in rural Languedoc is akin to living on Mars for some people.

Seminary in Sommervieu

Église Saint Pierre

Last week a friend from the Languedoc drove up to stay with us for a few days before heading to Brittany. This wasn't just any friend though...Laurent is an architect for the Bâtiments de France and is totally passionate about Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was like having a history professor staying with us.

In one day I soaked up more culture and learned more French architecture terms than I ever thought possible. I also gained an entirely new perspective of the history of Normandy. It was an amazing experience and we felt incredibly spoiled to have our very own guide sharing his wealth of knowledge with us.


l'Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt


St Nicolas Church

Priory of Saint-Gabriel

Abbaye aux Hommes. #Caen

Abbaye aux Hommes

Le Château de Creully

Priory of Saint-Gabriel

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