This will be the last but one post of French pictures and yes I must show you what I came home with – and my scrapbook too.
Castelnaud houses the Mediaeval War Museum – perfect for little boys. We drove up a very steep and very narrow road, parked, walked down a steep hill and then back up. In 32 degree heat. It was a bit much…. (Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun……)
Well worth it for the views.
Then another day we headed into the Museum Of Prehistory. Wow. A subject close to my heart and complementing my university course on Ritual and Religion in Prehistory.
One night we had dinner in the campsite restaurant – I had flash cards (kindly supplied by Margaret – thanks!) to say no wheat, diary and meat. The waitress understood, shame the cook didn’t. I was very ill that night.
The boys enjoyed piggy-out puddings.
I ordered, and surprising myself, enjoyed, a black coffee.
One of the final days was a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry – which of course is not a tapestry but an EMBROIDERY!
Wonderful to see it “live” after seeing so many pictures and recreating a (very) small section for C&G work.
Any C&G Part II (Diploma) Embroidery Student will recognise the symbol on the town trail.
A visit to Normandy would not be complete without a visit to the D Day Landing beaches. In contrast to the Somme area it was quite hard to imagine this touristy, seaside area as a centre of a major battle area. Though once on the beach you could feel and hear the history.
Though we didn't expect the area to be such a beach resort it seemed to have been this way before the war and as DH said, they fought so that it could be a tourist beach again with freedom and liberty.
We should all be thankful.