lundi 23 février 2015

Lights of Normandy, Saint Valery en Caux.

Yesterday, we went to Saint Valery en Caux, a place on the coast i like to be.
It was the time of the highest tides, these tides are every 18 years. But the most spectacular ones will be next week.
It is about a hundred kilometres from home, so we go there quite often.
This is a quite place on the Normandy coast.
This is usually a high pear, but yesterday the tide was so high that we hardly see some of it.
This place is called: la maison Henry 4. Henry the 4th, had stayed there.
This is a typical house of the "Pays de Caux, which is a part of Normandy. Normandy , is divided in different part, "pays de Caux, pays de Bray, Pays d'Ouche...I actually live in the "pays du Roumois"
These houses are called "maisons à colombages.

These are the narrow streets of the old part, the one left after the second world war, as most of the town has been destroyed.
A view from up the cliff ( this was not taken yesterday)
bridge opening to let the boats in, the same as in Honfleur.
on a sunny day, see the different colours of the cliffs. 
we always end the day with a nice cake and cup of tea in this small "Salon de thé"
freshly decorated for Spring.We had a lovely day!

4 commentaires:

Anita Diaz a dit…

Catherine, what beauty!! You are so blessed to live in such a gorgeous place!!

Daniela a dit…

How much beauty you always share, my dear Catherine, the beauty of Nature, the beauty of art and the beauty of a modest soul, thank you !
With love

Alessandra a dit…

Ohhh...i' m enchanted now! What a wonderful place. Everything is awesome but the houses caught my eyes! You live in a dreamy place.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) a dit…

Catherine, thank you for sharing some of your lovely sites! I love the architecture of the building, the history and those houses are beautiful.