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Seine-Maritime

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  • Day2

    New start

    October 29 in France

    Swooped the big old, comfortable Ducato for a younger, smaller Renault Trafic. This is faster and more fuel efficient, but also Euro 3 standard motor which will allow me into all cities. I added some furniture for camping and managed to do everything with less expenditure than the sale price of the camper van.
    So here I am in Dieppe again, setting off for Italy.
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  • Day9

    Was man nicht alles tut

    September 18 in France

    Manchmal muss man erst Schwitzen um Schönes zu sehen.
    So erging es uns heute Abend. Wir entschieden uns relativ spontan zu einer kleinen Joggingrunde. Unser Lauf führte uns entlang der Steilküste zu einem wunderschönen Viewpont von dem aus wir den Sonnenuntergang beobachten konnten. Atemberaubend

  • Day5

    Rouen

    September 22 in France

    When we were first married we saw three views of the Rouen Cathedral at the National Gallery in Washington. Then and there we fell in love with the work of Claude Monet. Today we visited that cathedral, along with the Parish Church of St. Maclou and the Church of St. Ouen. I was able to pay photographic homage to Monet by attempting to duplicate his beautiful images on this rainy Saturday. I had not realized before that the heart of Richard the Lionhearted is entombed here, along with the remains of Rollo, the first Viking Duke of Normandy. We also went to the place where Joan of Arc was tried, then to the church which has been built over the site of her execution. This modern structure, built in 1979 incorporates stained glass windows salvaged from churches of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries that were destroyed in World War II. A visit to Rouen’s Museum of Fine Arts capped off a wonderful afternoon. We saw one of Monet’s views of the Rouen Cathedral right here in Rouen. There was also a wonderful painting by Pisarro of the Pont Boïldieu, the bridge by which the Viking Rinda is docked. At night there was a sound and laser light show, using the facade of the cathedral as a screen. One presentation gave the history of the Viking invasion of Normandy, and another gave the story of William the Conqueror.Read more

  • Day431

    Day 432: Exploring Le Havre

    April 22 in France

    As I mentioned yesterday, this World Heritage site is a modern town rebuilt by French architect Auguste Perret in the 1950s after the centre of town was almost completely destroyed by WW2. It was all done in a unified style with reinforced concrete, but with splashes of colour and with forward thinking ideas, like tree-lined boulevards, space for trams and bicycles, and space for parking as well.

    Although I say the "town", the town centre is only a fairly small area, a triangle roughly 1km on each side, and we were staying right in the centre of it. So we headed out in the morning and set to filming the points of interest we'd chosen. It was quite nice, and surprising to see a huge load of tourists around. We later realised there was a cruise ship in port disgorging German retirees.

    The cathedral had survived the bombing largely intact so that was interesting, and the huge Hotel de Ville was cool as well though quite Brutalist in style. There was also a massive modernist cathedral which looked from the outside like a lighthouse - over a hundred metres high! And it's like a lighthouse inside as well, since the walls are covered in stained glass panels and the interior ends up filled with coloured light. A memorial to the 5000+ civilian victims of the bombing.

    But just like that, we were all finished around lunchtime. So we retreated to our apartment with some supplies and stayed there the rest of the day. Very quiet outside now anyway as it was a Sunday afternoon. Passed the rest of the day by working and relaxing.
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  • Day4

    Hoch über dem Meer

    September 8 in France

    Um 12 Uhr angekommen am Schloss Chateau de Miromesnil mit einem sehr schönen Schlossgarten mit Rosen und Gemüsebeeten und vielerlei bunt blühenden Stauden. Ein schöner Zwischenstopp.
    Anschließend Weiterfahrt nach Veules les Roses. Oberhalb des Dorfes gibt es einen kostenlosen Wohnmobil- Stellplatz mit schönem Ausblick.Read more

  • Day5

    Ein Tag am Strand

    September 9 in France

    Nach einem Kaffee am Strand folgte ein langer Gang den Strand entlang mit natürlichen Stein Skulpturen. Auf der einen Seite die Alabaster-Steilhänge mit weißem Kreidefelsen, der Strand mit verrückt anmutenden Steinobjekten, mal flach, mal bizzar geformt, ein Erlebnis besonderer Art.

  • Day9

    Rouen

    June 16 in France

    After a couple of hours driving, and a couple of breaks in the aires for drink and a picnic we arrived in Rouen. Roadworks made us detour to a different car park but a short walk later we were in our hotel. Our room was on the 4th floor and had a spectacular view of the old court building. We went for a walk around the old medieval town and stopped off for galettes in a well reviewed creperie. We’ve enjoyed Rouen each time we have been and should spend longer next time.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Seine-Maritime, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Seine-Maritime, Sena Marítimo, Senna marittima

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