A beautiful weekend in Normandy.
We took a couple of days off and spent a wonderful long 4th of July weekend in Bayeux. After what seemed liked the longest winter and virtually no spring, summer is now officially here! We eat outside every night chez les beau parents, drinking rosé and grilling fresh local mackerel. It doesn’t get much better than that.
We took our petite louloute to a different beach each day: Asnelles, Arromanches and Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (better known as Omaha Beach). I just love the Norman coast in the summer. Even in July and August the beaches are almost bare, not horribly crowded like those of the Côte d’Azur. And as the water is from the English Channel – not directly the Atlantic, it can be surprisingly warm. The day we were at Asnelles it felt like bath water. The coastline goes out so far that when it rolls back up the shore, it’s been slowly warmed for a huge distance across the soft hot sand.
Needless to say we didn’t get a lot of work done in our Tour, but that’s OK. One also has to live in the present.
More D-Day spots from this site: