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Archive for August, 2012

Normandy, the land of Calvados and Camembert

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 by Courtney

Our next stop was the port town of Honfleur on the coast of Normandy.  We found the town to be very touristy, but enjoyed some nice seafood and left the following day. The next morning we drove into the heart of the Calvados region.  We stayed in an cute little B&B in the very small town […]

Monet’s Garden

Posted: August 18th, 2012 by Scott

Our first stop outside of Paris was to Claude Monet’s house and garden located in the town of Giverny, west of Paris. Monet bought the house in 1883 and designed the gardens himself.  There are two parts to the gardens, the Clos Normand and the water garden.   The Clos Normand are the flowerbeds that […]

Bonjour from Paris

Posted: August 17th, 2012 by Courtney

After a delayed flight from Austin we arrived in Paris in the early afternoon and checked into our cute little apartment on Rue Montorgueil in the 2nd arrondissement.  The location was perfect, located close to lots of restaurants, cafes, fromagerie, vegetable stands, and a couple of boulangeries.  It was also close to all of the tourist attractions. […]