Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
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Our train trips from Geneva to Paris were fine, arriving in the sleepy, lovely little town of Bayeux. Our B&B immediately hits the top of our favorite of all times. We are in a turret, winding staircase and all, with a view of the Notre Dame Cathedral out our window. Magnifique!!! It was built in the 15th Century but has been modernized beautifully. Best wifi since we've been in Europe!! We set out to explore and are enchanted! The Cathedral is gorgeous and the ...
... commander surrendered the town intact, unlike Caen which was 80% destroyed. The town is dominated by its massive cathedral, and the town is built it a uniform sandy grey stone, giving it a sense of unity. Unlike English towns which suffered in ths 1960s modernist boom, Bayeux has been mercifully spared. We wandered down towards the small river and found wonderful craperie where we soothed our frustrations with buckwheat pancakes, beautifully cooked frites and ...
... majority of textile specialists believe the tapestry was made in England, shortly after the Battle of Hastings. The tapestry suffered wear and neglect over the centuries and it has been repaired and restored several times since 1860.
It is made up of four stitches, stem stitch outline, laid work (which is then couched), chain and split stitch for letters.
After viewing the tapestry three times, with an ...
... Longues sur Mer was our last stop. these were the BIG 150 mm German guns aimed out into the English Channel with a 10 to 15 mile range. Here we saw the real deal still in the place where they were used against the Allies. Of course, there were many "BIG gun" jokes flying around, but that did not detract from the distinct feeling that I had that those guns were silently waiting as they pointed out over the golden fields to the blue waters of the Channel. May they wait ...
... It is amazing. The embroidery is done with woollen thread on linen fabric. Only three types of stitches are used. The 70 metre tapestry is less than a metre high, but it manages to tell the story of William the Conqueror and the Norman Invasion in 1066 in great detail. What I really liked were the drawings that formed the base for ...