The D‑Day beaches

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.


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.