As we spend precious time with my Dad, we talk, we reminisce, we cry and we laugh, but we also play tourists. When we think of Normandy, we think of picturesque villages, stunning coastlines, apple cider and tasty cheeses. Opulent castles and splendid formal gardens reached through narrow lanes and hidden in the countryside are an unexpected find. Such was our discovery of “Château du Champ de Bataille” where the photos in the gallery were taken. To our Australian eyes, the bumble bees and white swans were simple delights too, contrasting with the richness of the castle near the town of Le Neubourg.
16 thoughts on “Discoveries in Normandy”
now that is a grand garden. enjoy yourselves! love chris and michelle
Thanks Chris – definite change of pace and scenery😊
Have spent many happy summer days in Normandy in the past, hope the sun continues to shine and you have a good time. Hope you get to the coast a little and that you Father has a wonderful time with you visiting.
Thank you Susan – it is good to discover sites together after all these years.
Oh I can imagine, enjoy every second of it
Thanks Viki. Very different to what we are used to.
Beautiful, historic & so different from Oz. looking forward to seeing some of Normandy next year. Not looking good for Chris, just spoke to Michael. She’s back in hospital will keep you posted. Have fun & enjoy
Very different indeed, such a stunning place and so unexpected. All my thoughts go to Chris and Michael… and you💕
Now that’s a formal garden and then some!!! Bees really are delightful to watch, particularly bumblebees 😀
We don’t get them in Australia so it was a lovely surprise.
Whenever family from Australia or New Zealand visit they always comment on the historic places here in the UK which is similar to all of Europe in that sense! There are some fabulous formal gardens and grand mansions here but the French took it to a new level in the time of Louis XIV! Versaille is the ultimate example of the opulence of the era.
what wonderful images Chris! Enjoy the time with your Dad and family!
Thank you Cybele.
Great pictures and post. We have just visited the Normandy and were impressed.
Glad you did. Thanks for your comment and follow.