Wednesday, November 11, 2009


So the great photo catch-up begins with a few pictures of the town of Bayeux in Normandy. We stopped there briefly on our school trip to Omaha Beach and Mont Saint Michel, and I can't tell you how nice of a change it was from the pace of city life in Paris. We spent the afternoon just wandering around the town, enjoying the tranquility of the old shop-lined streets, exploring the cathedral and an open-air market, and eating apple tarts, a specialty of the region.

Bayeux is also the home of the Bayeux tapestry, a 230 foot long embroidered piece of linen that dates from around the 12th century.  The tapestry depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

We spent a little while at the tapestry museum, walking the length of the fabric.  The audio guides were helpful, but they were also in very fast-paced French so I may have missed a few things.  I still enjoyed all the little details, though, like this guy's awesome moustache.

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