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I think I died and went to heaven. We have just arrived home after sharing a plate of 'fruits de mer', which is really a plate full of seafood – oysters, whelks, periwinkles, shrimp, langoustines, prawns, and crab. We made a heck of a mess but it was delicious. We are now on the coastal town of Dinard , across the bay from St Malo from where …
... to be transported by boat and was therefore dependent on the tides. During its long life it has been many things, including a prison up to the 1800's, it was hard not to conjure an image of "The Man In the Iron Mask"
It has also been the home of the Benedictine Monks for hundreds of years and it was quite amazing to wander through the parts of the Monastery and see areas similar to they way they would have been during their time ...
... tapestry, depicting the 1066 war, Harold being defeated by William the Conquerer, very old and interesting. A lot of American tourists around as well. After lunch went to find the car, but didn't know where it was!! one hour later we found it after re-tracing our steps.
Then off to Arromanches, D Day beach, this one significant with the Churchill artificial harbour constucted for the D - Day landings. Some of it ...
... climbing a bucketload of stairs. Which was no problem after all the Paris ones. Makes all the pain of the six flights of stairs worthwhile. The abbey itself is amazing, with lots of beautiful views though some scary ones with steep drops. Sebastian seems to have no fear of heights which gives Rhys and me conniptions. We were lucky enough to enter the chapel while they were celebrating mass, the singing was beautiful, so combined with the gorgeous setting it was very ...
the monument itself doesnīt disappoint....itīs a medieval church cum castle built in the sea, and pretty impressive both during the day, and all lit up at night. But, my word, busy. Coachloads of tourists, even in late November, so I canīt imagine what itīs like at peak season. And the clever planners have allowed the streets ...
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