Normandy | Travel Series

Hi, beautiful people! How’s your week going? Have you already made some plans for the weekend? Today, I’m very happy because it’s been 3 years I’ve met my dearest and bestest friend. How strange is it that when you meet someone you don’t know it straight away, but that person might change your whole life? Incredible!

Today I’ll tell you about a big favourite of mine here in France, Normandy! This place is magical, whether it’s because of its history or its beaches, Normandy is really a region to visit! As soon as you start exploring the region, you have this feeling of power and sadness and you live through its history. It’s really like nothing I’ve ever felt before. I was completely emerged by the memories of what happened there many years ago.

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A map of the region

We stayed there for a weekend and we first visited Rouen (on the east side of the region). Rouen is a very beautiful and small city, the kind I’d love to live in. I was in love the second we laid eyes on it. We walked around the city all morning and we visited the Cathedral. Just so beautiful! Check the photos to see for yourself.

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This reminded me so much of Alsace

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Walk to the main Cathedral

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This is the roof of a church – yeah, the roof!

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Another Cathedral

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Inside the main Cathedral

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Inside the main Cathedral -my fave photo

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Crazy beautiful

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The restaurant we had lunch at

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So beautifully American

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The best building EVER

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Books to share – lovely project in Rouen!

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The river Seine

Wow, really! Seeing these photos again, after a few months, just really makes me want to go back there! The city is beautifully cosy and there was so much happening! We visited the market and there were people performing. And the restaurants were all amazing and looked so cool! And, in the end, we walked along the river, which was so relaxing! I really miss living near the coast, but I would totally be ok with living in Rouen because of the river. The afternoon was a delight! It was sunny and people seemed to enjoy going out and see each other! Later that day, we drove to Courseulles-sur-Mer, where our hotel was. The hotel was right in front of the beach (Juno beach – one of the ones involved in the D-Day) and having dinner in such environment was such a honour. I am being completely honest when telling you that you really feel as if you’ve lived it yourself. Everywhere you step, you’re walking and breathing a piece of the WWII. It’s an assaulting feeling that makes anyone emotional. On Sunday, we went to Omaha beach, the Overlord Museum, in which we got to read a lot more about the Second World War and the D-Day, La Pointe du Hoc and we also went to the American Cemetery. This day truly was filled with emotion. It was so hard not to tear up because we can see and feel what they went through.

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On our way to Omaha beach!

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The long coast

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‘Remember Omaha’

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The Overlord Museum

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Some pictures taken at the Museum

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La Pointe du Hoc

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One of the bunkers

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La Pointe du Hoc

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Inside of one of the bunkers

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The American Cemetery

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The American Cemetery

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The American Cemetery

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The American Cemetery

So, this is it! I loved this trip SO much and it really was another History lesson, which for the ones who don’t know it, I love History and a trip that combines beauty with it, is perfect to me! I hope you enjoyed this post and the photos and that you find time to visit this exquisite place! It really is amazing!

Happy travellings, catreaders!

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