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In Duclair today, I toured the Saint-Wandrille abbey. No one was allowed to go inside, for fear of disturbing the nuns. Abbeys always worried me. So quiet. After we(it's not a private cruise)toured some abbey ruins, without the nuns, so I could breathe without freaking ...
Okay, poo it! Be gone with the budget! I just arrived at the cruise docking station and the taxi cost me €289.58! Oh well, the cruise is seven days, so I think I'll just relax; no more jumping around from place to place! The cruise cost €1324.65 and begins in Honfleur, France. Yes, expensive, but everything is already planned out for me. So I can actually take a break! That's what vacations are about, ...
Today was our day visit to Rouen, about an hour and a quarter by main line train from Paris, and well worth the time and cost: it is a lovely city, with lots to see and enjoy. The original purpose of the visit was simply to see Caravaggio's Flagellation of the Christ, but we soon realised that the town itself is worth seeing. The art gallery has much else in it of course, and Joy was again in her element drooling over all her old boy friends (and sighing over a few ...
... then she wanted to mow where I was sitting so I had to go inside & we decided to go for a drive to Trouville which is a beach side town. This was a bit like an English beach town with lots of events happening on the sand. Yes there was coarse sand! We then drove to Honfleur & had some dinner there as it was our last night. This area & Honfleur in particular is a really lovely place to visit & we feel a bit sad to be leaving. The food was great tonight ...
... hotel that we stayed in that was a converted mill, we loved. Today we drove to the village of Giverny which was the home to Claude Monet and a host of Impressionists. It is stunning. Damn the French and their beautiful towns, incredible wines, delicious and fattening foods and entertaining people. We stopped at a cafe before going to Monet's gardens and we did the usual "Bonjour, avez vous une table pour deux?" The waiter took the **** out of our bad ...