We stopped in a different location every night and met some lovely b&b owners along the way, ate too many croissants for breakfast and picnicked on fresh baguettes and pear jam picked up fresh from a local bakery everyday. I can't believe how much I yearn to be back there since we got home!
It is hard to get across how beautiful it was in pictures. When we visited the châteaus' I took so many pictures of interiors and furniture, it was so inspiring in terms of antiques, colours and upholstery, but there will be more about this on a separate post.
One of the prettiest b&b rooms I have stayed in for a long time!
Harbour at Honfleur
The beach at Deauville, I would love to go back there in the height of summer to see all the multicolour parasols open, it really had the old glamour feeling of a traditional beach resort, loved it!!
In France the World Wars are still fresh in the memory, there are signs, statues and stories of how France and the allies struggled and finally conquered. This was at the American war graves by Omah Beach, I felt very emotional here, it was so peaceful and a beautiful spot, but this is just one grave yard out of the hundreds around France, the crosses of the fallen seemed to go on forever. On the positive side, at least all of these brave men and woman are remembered and will never be forgot. This was a beautiful final resting place for many so far from home.
Next up was Mont St Michel, now a tourist destination, but you can still really get the sense of history in this place...
The Chateau we called home for one night!
Fleeing Jewish people ran through the grand dining room of this chateau in WW2 to escape to the other side of the river which was still Free France.
Louis famous hunting lodge, Chambord
This Chateau was the inspiration for the castle in the Tin tin Books
Claude Monet Garden