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Travel Blogs from Bernay
... place of William the Conqueror - I told you we were now confirmed WtC groupies! We had seen pictures of the very impressive castle where William was born and it did not disappoint. It sits on a high point in the city, atop a rock. It has been impressively preserved and restored and offers the most high tech visitor experience we have come across anywhere on this trip. The entrance fee (€9/adult) included ...
... streets and half-timbered buildings, chock full of shops and restaurants catering to the throngs of tourists. I liked the town, but was disappointed in the setting: I'd expected a seaside town like those in England, with a harbor full of boats looking out to sea. But we are several miles from the sea here, and not on the Seine, either, but just a small arm of it, so the harbor, while picturesque, is tiny. It was full of majestic sailing yachts, while another small harbor ...
... sort of a ratatouille, with a crepe for dessert. Then - the sound and light show played on the facade of the cathedral - WOW! It was the most fabulous thing I've ever seen. I wanted entertainment - here it is! We're going to see it again tomorrow. Though my French is far from fluent, I am happy to find that I feel quite comfortable in France; just being able to read the signs on the street and ads in the windows makes a big difference. It helps the culture shock a ...
Wednesday 28th January 2015
We wake up to a dismal January day, foggy, heavy drizzle and cold!
A short drive to the Tunnel, but, with plenty of traffic hold-ups, even in less than five miles!
The Shuttle is just about empty, we are put on the 09:20 train, rather than the 09:50 we are booked on.