A Morning in Bayeux

posted by Sharon May 12, 2015 14 Comments
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Oh, what a beautiful morning
Oh, what a beautiful day!

This song sparks memories of a beautiful morning we enjoyed in the Normandy town of Bayeux. Spared by bombing in WWII, this village lies just 4 miles inland from the D-Day beaches. It boasts cobblestone streets and buildings that are hundreds of years old.

We decided to join the locals and walk to the Saturday morning market. We made a friend along the way, too.

The town square comes alive for these markets, with splashes of bright color everywhere.

I’m sure the French folks can tell from our accented “Bon jour” that we don’t live here, but everyone greets us warmly and we mingle happily. People shop with children and pets in tow.

You can find flowers, scarves, clothing, bags.

And the food – oh, the food.

This calls for a picnic! Fruits and cheese, of course. Choosing cheese is serious business. I recommend the camembert. It melts in your mouth.

Then, it’s on to the bread store down the street. Isn’t baking bread one of the best smells?

A little sweetness to top off our lunch.

We bagged up our purchases and headed out enjoy the countryside. Oh, what a beautiful day!

How about you? Have you spent a delightful morning discovering a new place?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, Life Thru the Lens, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. The last photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s Lightroom preset Dreamlike. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the song is “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.”

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14 Comments

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Tom The Backroads Traveller May 12, 2015 at 1:01 am

Lovely images. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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Carol B. May 12, 2015 at 1:08 am

Looks fabulous………..so quaint and so full of life.

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Evelyn in Oregon May 12, 2015 at 4:43 am

What a delightful tour! Amazing colors, textures, people….beautiful. And are those “macarons”?

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elizabethfstewart May 12, 2015 at 5:16 am

Oh how lovely! I so want to visit there someday!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin May 12, 2015 at 9:05 am

What a wonderful place to spend a morning – great pictures!

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Earl May 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

Wonderful series of photos. Thank you for taking me along with you.

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NIcki May 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

A glorious way to start the day. I am so glad not all was ravaged by WWII. Wonderful series from what I can imagine was a wonderful day.

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Karen Olson May 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Oh, I just love markets! Thank you so much for sharing your visit to Normandy. How nice to peer into such a historically significant place. So beautiful.

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cathy May 12, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Really enjoyed your post – this is a fun area to visit – GREAT food!

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Claudia May 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Beautiful pictures!

I do miss good ol’ Europe sometimes….

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Mama Zen May 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Gorgeous pictures!

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kmcblackburn May 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I’ve got to tell ya….the Better Half and I have been seriously contemplating a river boat cruise from Paris to Normandy. I think I shall show him your post here and the decision will DEF be made! Fabulous shots! Thank you for sharing at Song-ography.

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Cheryl May 13, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Your day sounds really lovely and I know of which you speak..last year we were in the South of France and like you, we visited the Saturday morning markets…oh they were lovely and we walked and ate and bought and than got a bottle of wine and did it all again later in the day. The smells and colors were intoxacating…
Your photography of your day is just so wonder…bringing back sweet memories.

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Carolyn Leffler May 15, 2015 at 4:09 am

Love this!

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