mercredi 11 août 2010

The fortified town

 

Today it is raining ! very good for the farmers , because the crops especially the corn  needs some water. It has not been raining for long , usually it's always raining in our green Normandy ! but at the moment it's our dry Normandy!!!  This town of " Saint Valery sur Somme " is the place where " William the Conqueror" has left France to invade Great Britain. Thes towers are part of the fortified town , there are walls all around it and it's located up the hill to have a view on the canal in order to protect the town from invadors.
The lower town that you can visit by horse carriage.These horses are very strong , this is a breed from the region "Boulonnais horses".
On the other side of the bay  is the town of "Le Crotoy" where i took the boat for a sea cruise.
This red house with towers was the house of the perfume maker "Guerlain"
I end the visit by a typical café of the north where you can drink beer and eat chips and mussels ! have a nice day!
If you want you can visit  PICARDIE NATURE


I have seen the seal colony who lives there all the time about 150 seals. They take care of them and nurse the injured ones; volonteers give a hand and some money. One can sponsorise an injured seal and afterwards  release him to the wild life. Are'nt they sweet ? See you soon, hugs Catherine.

4 commentaires:

Natasha a dit…

So many wonderful things to see! You are very lucky to have such amazing historical sites in your own "back yard"! The seals are so cute too!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage a dit…

Hello Catherine! What a BEAUTIFUL area and village. I just love all the old stonework and the narrow streets and charming store fronts. The history is amazing. What a wonderful way to end your day with a sea cruise and a Pub...wish I was there with you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...I will 'see' you in about 2 weeks! Take care mon Amie.....Maura :)

Celestial Charms a dit…

I just adore seals. There is something so mysterious, calming, and fascinating about them.
Maureen

Jeri Landers a dit…

What an amazing tour you are taking. I am especially interested in this post. Being a descendent of William the Conqueror, I have read much about him and this tower town is incredible. I would love to see the Bayeux Tapestry in person,are you near the town of Bayeux as well?
Also, the Guerlaine perfume factory.. it reminded me that I used to love a perfume they made by the name of Chamade, I wonder if it is still available, I think I will try to find some!
These photos are just lovely, thanks for taking us along on this trip. Of course, it goes without saying that the seals are charmers!