The most iconic spots along the Normandy coast would have to be Honfleur and Etretat. Even with the summer crowds, it was wonderful to revisit those two seaside towns where I spent a lot of time as a child.
Honfleur is a small port on the southern bank of the Seine Estuary. The Old Basin in the centre of the old town is surrounded by tall, narrow houses covered with slate and dating back to the XVII or XVIIIth century. It is a stunning scenery that we never tire of exploring.
But one place I had to introduce Wade to was my all time favourite: Etretat, with its impressive cliffs and series of arches. As a family we often came to Etretat and surrounding beaches to go fishing for shells and crabs. We always came home with a seafood feast, but not before taking a dip at the steep pebble beach, in its very chilly water and strong waves… No swimming for us this time, but it was really special to return with Dad.
Here is a selection of images to showcase these two special places. Our next destination will be Brittany where we are renting a holiday house with Dad, my sister Véronique & her husband Didier. Bisous et à bientôt!