After the typical jet lag period, we shook out the cobwebs and explored Honfleur. It is overcast but very muggy. It's so lovely to be woken up by church bells!
We walked down to the Quai and did some window shopping but mostly looked at the amazing half-timbered houses and enjoyed watching the people go by.
Mr. B made us reservations tonight in a restaurant that was highly recommended by Karen Brown travel books and Trip Avisor. I'll let you know! But the fun part is that he is getting more comfortable using his French and it seems to be appreciated.
Time to visit St. Catherine's Church with its separate bell tower across the street......it dates from the second half of the 15th century and it is the largest church in France constructed entirely of wood. Inside you can see that it was built by shipbuilders as the ceiling looks like an upside down boat!
This is St. Therese of Lisieux. I have been reading her memoirs at home - "The Story of a Soul". She led an amazing life and died of TB at 26 years of age. She lived about 30 minutes from here.
Cobblestone streets are everywhere. It is amazing to watch babies in carriages go jiggle & jog through the streets and sleep right through it!
Time for a little plate of cheese & refreshments at an outdoor bistro.
Heading back to our hotel I noticed that some places love all white flowers like my mom & me!
As we turned into our courtyard, I noticed that our hotel has some flowers like we do at home. My mom calls them the Wild Orchids from Santa Cruz. I guess somehow they found their way to France mom!
Inside one of the hotel sitting rooms.
Time to put our feet up for awhile, then off for dinner!
More to come tomorrow!
PS - I don't mean to get personal, but just when was the last time you saw PINK toilet paper??? 1950....1960? Well here you go! Cheers!