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shopping in Rouen

As Bayeaux is quite close we want to go and look at the famous tapestry.  I remember the date of the Battle of Hastings-1066 and know that it has something to do with this.  The tapestry is amazing and we use the headphones for the tour which gives us a version in English.  We are to find that the Europeans cater better for the international tourists than the UK or Australia for that matter do in this regard. 

From Bayeaux it is on through the pretty countryside to Rouen which is quite beautiful.  Churches and tudor style archietecture in the buildings.  Parking is often found underground to protect the look of the towns and to make it easier for tourists to stop and look.  From here we head off to Mont Saint Michel where it is raining and our guide book says that it is not yet open for the tourist season.

Rouen cathedral
  There are still many tourists walking along the wet and windswept verges to the causeway and hundreds of cars.

Tonight's stay is in a Municipal Camping ground and we are relieved to find that it is it's first day open for the season.  We are the only ones there and the caretaker seems a little surprised to see us arrive.  We happily set up beside the toilet block for easy acess, the showers are warm and no extra cost and there are urinals on the outside of the buildings and they appear to cater for all heights and are perhaps for those who get caught short!

After our meal cooked on the camp stove I retire to the van to read for warmth and Andrew, hearing sports noises from the nearby indoor stadium heads off and spends an enjoyable hour ( for him) watching hand ball!!!

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shopping in Rouen
shopping in Rouen
Rouen cathedral
Rouen cathedral
inside the cathedral
inside the cathedral
countryside
countryside
neat and clean streets in town
neat and clean streets in town
Yup, we are the only ones here!
Yup, we are the only ones here!
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photo by: madeleine