Today, I made a mosaic of the village where I've spent my childhood and where my children stayed there a few years. My grandfather and father were born in this village of "La Bouille ", it's a charming little village , between ROUEN and HONFLEUR , by the river Seine on the abbey road.
Nowadays, this is a village wellknown for it's painters and restaurants. I love the "promenade " along the river, the narrow streets and the beautyful typical Normand houses. It's church is dear to me, because this is the place I was baptised, had my Holy communion and was married.
This also is the birth place of the writer "Hector Malo" who wrote "En famille" and "Sans famille"it's house is the down left.
The little statue is "Saint Michel ", so is the mane of the square next to it. Most of the narrow streets are paved , the village beeing deep between the cliff and the river. You can see the cliff at the back of the little street second picture on left and at the back of the picture of the square (top left) in fact the cliff is in the gardens very high above the houses. Well it's a place dear to me and there is a saying that when you have lived here you come back , most of my school friends came back to the village.
If you come to Normandy i warmly invite you yo stop there and have a look around this village, you may also cross with the ferry and have a better view of the village.( I will take a picture from across when the weather allows me)
(you may double click on the picture to enlarge) I am improving from my flu, but still not too well! it's tiring) I wish you all a good day, Catherine