lost in Normandy

Several weeks ago my Italian and I decided to explore the coast of Normandy, beginning (with umbrellas) in Cherbourg. At the exact spot where the Titanic left port exactly 100 years prior.

Guided by a rainbow beneath a gray sky, our adventure began.

Our last trip to Normandy was to the D Day beaches and Honfleur. This was quite a different experience, as we were soon to discover.

Alone on the open road, with only the cows to provide direction.

Until we reached a view that left us speechless.

Still without food and shelter we drove along many an empty street until we reached our gastronomic haven. Along with which came a place to call home, just for the night.

The charm of Auderville was undeniable as we drove all along the coast to Barneville.

We even stopped to visit the home of poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert in Omonville-la-Petite.

What impressed me most of all were the landscapes.

One of the highest cliffs in Europe with views to eternity.

A terrain wild and uniquely beautiful. Reason enough to become lost in Normandy.

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15 Comments

  1. MommaExpat July 13, 2012

    Beautiful photos, I love the coast. I could get lost there forever!

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  2. Chez Loulou July 13, 2012

    Love your views of Normandy! Looks like you two had a perfect weekend away. (that photo of the cows is fabulous!)

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    • basia July 13, 2012

      Many many years ago I visited those places with your father! love mom

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  3. Andi July 13, 2012

    Normandy (and Brittany) are actually my favorite parts of France. I love the weather, the green and all the wonderful food that comes from all those cows (plus great seafood too!).

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    • Kasia July 20, 2012

      Hopefully soon we will visit Brittany, so much of France still to see!

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  4. *sigh*

    So, so pretty! Thank you for sharing, Kasia!

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  5. Phil July 14, 2012

    Lovely photos, as always. Would love to see Prévert’s house one day. Those are some pretty magical landscapes you captured.

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  6. Sweet Freak July 14, 2012

    Mon dieu, your photos are always to die for. Never have I wanted to go to Normandy as much as after reading this post.

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    • Kasia July 20, 2012

      Another reason to come back and visit! 🙂

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  7. Anne July 16, 2012

    Aaaah I miss going back my Normandy this summer, even though I here it’s pretty cold this year!

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  8. vicki archer July 19, 2012

    What beautiful views and landscapes …thank you for sharing… xv

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    • Kasia July 20, 2012

      My pleasure Vicki, happy you enjoyed!

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  9. kristen (@unefemmeparis) July 21, 2012

    Haven’t been yet but your photos are stunning and make me realize we will have to do at least two trips to Normandy and surrounding areas!

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  10. StyleOnTheCouch July 22, 2012

    My grandfather was part of the D Day landings and he returned to Normandy a few times in his life. Amazing to think of, given the spectacular view you show us here.

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