Chateau de Belmesnil
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I can't even begin to verbalized how beautiful Giverny is. Lars gets all of the credit for us going here as it was his #1 place he wanted to see in all of Europe. Spoiler Alert.. Seeing the Mona Lisa was his #2.
We booked an all day bus tour that started with a 90 minute ride west to Normandy and the tiny town of Giverny. Our tour guides gave a lot of background about Claude Monet ...
... their British counterparts.
We had no EHU last night at Montreuil-sur-Mer, that means, no hair dryer or hair straighteners (not for me silly).
It is necessary, therefore, to have a night at a campsite so Kathleen's withdrawal symptoms can be brought under control.
It is decided that, old faithful Camping Ste Claire at Neufchatel-en-Bray will do very nicely.
We arrive to find it pristine as ...
... minutes before we were due to leave thunder and lightning started and incredibly heavy rain. I can't say much about the gardens, but have put in some photos.
Then we travelled to Musee de la Nacre, this is a working museum where buttons used to be made, from shells and the best shells they used were NZ Paua shells! We were taken through the entire process which was actually very interesting. By this time ...
... a lot of time to shop and organise 18 people. For dinner we had a nice salad with cheese crepes on top as a sort of crouton, and then tomatoes and chicken. The food was delicious and it was nice to have more of a home cooked meal! For dessert we had fruit and local ice cream, another great treat. The wine continued to flow, the stories for funnier and even more photos were taken by every person at the chateau. After dinner Gen, ...
... I, then, navigated Dayna to Utah Beach which was the beach where Americans landed nearly unopposed (compared to bloody Omaha). I'm glad I saw that because my tour won't go to that beach; plus, since we live in Utah, it has special meaning.
Our last stop was the town of Bayeux. It was the first real town that the allies captured and it is the "headquarters" ...