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.