Femme, je t’aime

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Palais Bénédictine, Frontal view

In our little street, first the camper from 101 leaves, then our neighbours from 104, and after them 102 (the lovely little caravan from the early 60s), maybe we have bad breath?

Time to have the wash done, drink coffee and prepare for a visit to the ‘Palais Bénédictine’ the distillery where they make the one and only liqueur Bénédictine.

The Palais is more than a distillery, there is a museum part with a lot of old art and craftsmanship from the middle ages and the renaissance. When you follow the route of the exposition, it will finish in the ‘Salle Alexandre le Grand’ (no, not the conqueror of half the world) with a colourful display of herbs and spices that are used to make this potion of life.

After descending into the video room a short movie explains the brewing process.

Bottoms up
A walk through the cellars must give an impression of the production process, leading you to your long awaited tasting sample: ).

The visit is not over yet. In the contemporary space there may be a special exhibition of a contemporary artist. This year it is a group of statues with the title ‘Femme, je t’aime’ (Woman, I love you) that is so explicit (aRt) that it is good there work no monks here.

We come outside, the clouds are gone, sun is back, it is hot again (but a nice wind cools the air. We take another way back, have a nice stroll through Fécamp, get to the camping where we can relax with a beer, watching the new guests arriving.

After dinner we have enough energy to go down to walk the boulevard, and the fair (kermesse, Kirmes, kermis).

Sundown picture taken at the end of the boulevard.

Both of us find the way down easier than the first time. Both of us agree that the way up goes much better at lower temperatures.

When I enter the caravan late that night, I kill the only mosquito, it will not bug me anymore.
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Palais Bénédictine, Frontal view
Palais Bénédictine, Frontal view
Bottoms up
Bottoms up
tower of the Palais de la Bénédi…
tower of the Palais de la Bénéd…
forbidden fruit?
forbidden fruit?
It comes from an Abbey, that must …
It comes from an Abbey, that must…
Don Alejandro
Don Alejandro
Prefiero Ouiskey
Prefiero Ouiskey
The last remake of Beau Geste
The last remake of Beau Geste
zum Wohl
zum Wohl
Flowers on the way back
Flowers on the way back
Real sundown, made on the beach ne…
Real sundown, made on the beach n…
In the cellar (composition photo)
In the cellar (composition photo)
The flag in the middle is hoisted …
The flag in the middle is hoisted…
Palais Bénédictine, view of the …
Palais Bénédictine, view of the…
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