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Friday, April 25, 2014

Lazy day in Bayeux

It took us until 8:30PM to get to Bayeux, due to traffic outside of Paris and the absolute maze of streets, many one-way, in Bayeux. I finally parked outside a hotel and ran in to get directions. The place was literally 3 blocks from the hotel but we had to drive on 7 streets to get facing the right way.

We arrived, unpacked, and set out for a late, light dinner. We ate at the butcher's--at least, that was the restaurant's name. I had a warm chèvre salad, and Charlie had a ground-beef patty with bacon & cheese, and fries and a small salad. It was a really nice way to end the day.

We stayed up too late that night, and both slept way in the next day. I got up about 11 and went out briefly for bread for breakfast. Roused Charlie at 12 and got him to eat. Then we went out for grocery shopping at the local Carrefour City.

After putting the groceries away, we set out for the Tapestries museum. My sister had strongly recommended the audio tour. There was a giant tour group ahead of us, so I worried that it would take forever to get the audio tour and get through (we only arrived 1.5 hrs before it closed), but it was just fine. The 20-minute tour was lively but interesting, and the tapestries really were beautiful. We skipped the Permanent Exhibit, but went immediately to the gift shop. Charlie picked up a pencil sharpener, another commemorative coin, and a bookmark. I got a bookmark for myself and a rain poncho for him.

On the way home, we found a lovely river (the Aure, perhaps):

And a funny door.

Quiet dinner at home and early to bed.


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