A Morning in Bayeux

posted by Sharon 14 Comments

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!

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Tom The Backroads Traveller at

Lovely images. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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Carol B. at

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

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Evelyn in Oregon at

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

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elizabethfstewart at

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

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin at

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

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Earl at

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

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NIcki at

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 at

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 at

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

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Claudia at

Beautiful pictures!

I do miss good ol’ Europe sometimes….

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Mama Zen at

Gorgeous pictures!

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kmcblackburn at

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 at

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 at

Love this!

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