Chateau de Vouilly

Vouilly, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14230, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vouilly

The Bayeux Tapestry

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... is amazing! It has survived the burning down of the Cathedral where it hung, the French revolution, two world wars, and countless other things. At one point it was used as a tarp to cover supplies during a military transport.

It is also fascinating artistically. For example, artists did not understand, at this point in time, how to display the body in 2 dimensions or how to create movement etc. So everything ...

France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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This morning after a delicious breakfast at the hotel we walked several blocks through this picturesque community to see the Bayeux Tapestry. This amazing work of art dates back to the 1070s, around the time of the construction of the Bayeux Cathedral. It's about 230 feet long and depicts - scene ...

Bayeux France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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What an incredibly beautiful town we found when we visited Bayeux! This was such a relaxing stop on our whirlwind journey. After sleeping on the floor of the ferry the previous night, we actually had a real bed in a real hotel room with a real shower ...

A day so cold it matched the chill in my heart.

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... It is so sad, but clearly it is a celebration of the lives and the people who sacrificed themselves. But it was not a sacrifice in vain. The right succeeded and the cemetery clearly tries to convey the gratitude and respect of a society at large in its ambiance. It is sad, but still vibrant, like the people who rest there and the values that remain to live on because of them and the movement they took part in.

This in contrast to the ...

Delayed-Bayeux, a history lesson& friendly french?

A travel blog entry by kar60

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... almost missed the stop and in my hurrying I left the most expensive piece of clothing I own – a flannel lined shirt from Gary's on the train. Luckily I had time to reboard the train and retrieve. Lucky not only because of the expensive, but also because the temperature had dropped and the wind had picked making it very very cold in Bayeux and that was my only jacket.

After layering and buttoning up, we put our heads down and started the 1 ...

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