Travel Blogs from Honfleur
We headed out of Giverny Monday afternoon and drove towards Honfleur, and popular small town at the mouth of the Seine. We took an unexpected "scenic route" thanks to that great map we had (the one that didn't show Giverny), but as a result, got to take two different bridges over the Seine. :) (Guess who was navigating??)
Our hotel was on …
On this day we drove out to Etratat on the north coast to check out an old town with some cool sheer cliffs that some old arteests painted, like Monet Etc.
Then we took the long way back to Honfluer and checked out a lame Bodin museum (OK, it had a few good Monet originals) and hung around town buying cider and drinking beer in the rain.< …
Breakfast. No Wait. Lunch.
So today was a bit of a lazy day. Which meant getting up when we felt like it and not cramming a ton into one day. After our hectic three days in Paris and our long day of driving yesterday, we needed a more relaxed day.
I got up by ~8 am today, but no one else got up until ~10 am. We had intended to get …
Today we picked up our rental car and drove north to Normandy, stopping to see a few things along the way:
Giverny, where Claude Monet did his water lily paintings.
Rouen, where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
Fancy dinner at La Tortue (The Turtle).
We have a car!
So we finally left Paris today, and we were all glad to not be tied to public transportation anymore. There's something very freeing about having your own car. And we were really looking forward to not being on our feet 24/7.
We were headed to Normandy for a few days, but first we had to navigate through the Paris …