We wake up on a clear sunny day in the camper area of Jumièges, not too far away from the abbey. While we’re having breakfast a multitude of baby goats appears from a wooden hut just beyond the fence and start to roam around the lawn. They’re too cute not to take some pictures. A young man comes out of the hut waving at us. At first, we think he
After breakfast with pan au chocolat, we are off to Mont Saint-Michel, whose shape stands out to the north of the camper area where we spent the night. Arriving in the area, all the roads come to a large parking lot from which is possible to walk or board one of the many free shuttle buses that cover the 2 km distance to the island. In recent years, Mont Saint-Michel has been
We wake up on a beautiful sunny day in the parking lot in front of the Plage du Butin. We spend the morning visiting Honfleur, a delightful Calvados town, located on the mouth of the Seine. We take a walk down to the quaint harbor, continuing along the narrow and graceful streets of the Old Town. We note many art studios and venues where to enjoy crêpes and other local specialties.
In order to make full use of the four days available, we leave from Den Haag on Friday evening. The plan is to drive a long way down the road that separates us from Normandy so we will begin to explore the region the next morning. We head to Antwerp and Brussels (A4, then E19, E17), finding some intense traffic near Rotterdam. Just past the French border begins the highway
It was at least three years that we fantasized about Normandy as a possible travel destination. The information gathered about its weather, often brisk, makes us choose the late spring as the time of the year to try to venture between the Côte d’Albâtre and the Mont Saint-Michel. Once again, since Stefano lives in The Hague, we decide to arrange the short trip in a van, leaving from The Netherlands.