Day 6: French Kisses and Macaroons…

We woke up and had our same delicious brunch. Our personal tour guide (Madame Pion) took us to Haute, Normandy where we saw the Notre-Dame-du-Bec Abbey. There we met an old man who gave us kisses (real French kisses…kidding) and wanted to take a picture with us.

The grounds of the castle were filled with trees from all different countries…

We then went to Domaine D’Harcourt Castle. The castle was beautiful and we learned so much history about the wars in France. The grounds of the castle were filled with trees from all different countries brought there by a team of botanists. We saw many trees from the states, and one tree from Asia. This tree was called the Ginkgo or Silver Fruit Tree and it lives for over 2,000 years.

We visited Pont Autemer next. This is the French version of Venice. They are also a harbor town and there are rivers flowing through the town. We visited their Abbey and walked around the town a bit. The buildings were very old but still in use. It was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. We went to the bread shop and bought some bread (swoooon!) and macaroons (Oh. My. Word. So. Good).

It was sad to say goodbye to them for we knew it was most likely the last time we would see them.

We returned back to Madame Pion’s house and had two English couples over for dinner (one of whom we met at the feast). It was so nice to talk with them and learn more about England. We compared the different terms and phrases we used. It was sad to say goodbye to them for we knew it was most likely the last time we would see them. We look forward to meeting new people and making more friends around Europe!

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St. Nicholas Tower, built in 1467.
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Domaine D’Harcourt Castle.

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Abbey in Pont Autemer.

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Main Street in Pont Autemer.
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Enjoying a macaroon.
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