Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France

Pont de Brotonne in the distance (April 2016). Thinking back to my time in Normandy, I realize that one place that is seldom-mentioned would be Caudebec-en-Caux. This small town is unassuming, but is actually notable in its location, given that it's a stop for tourists taking a cruise along the Seine River from Paris for … Continue reading Destination: Caudebec-en-Caux, France

Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France

Normandy American Cemetery (February 2016). I lived in the Normandy region of France for two years when I taught abroad. Although it's not as sought-after as other parts of France for work, Normandy was a place I specifically chose to be in as I was fascinated by its history, particularly D-Day. I was fascinated by … Continue reading Destination: D-Day Beaches of Normandy, France

5 Beautiful Places In Normandy, France

Situated just northwest of Paris, the region of Normandy is a coastal part of France with a history steeped in Norman rule tracing back to William the Conqueror in 1066. It's also known for its D-Day beaches and picturesque harbors, with a notable agricultural and maritime industry along the English Channel. Normandy might be small, … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Places In Normandy, France

Destination: Dieppe, France

The first two months as a first-year assistante in Normandy were spent visiting as many of the cities, towns, and villages that I could within the region, before I had the means (aka salary) to make bigger trips outside to the rest of France, let alone Europe. Starting small with the region itself turned out to be a … Continue reading Destination: Dieppe, France

Destination: Fécamp, France

During my first year as an assistante, I did a considerable amount of traveling not just throughout Europe, but within France itself. More specifically, I spent the first two months traveling extensively throughout the Upper Normandy region, where I was based. From cities to villages, I saw as much as I could, all the while taking in … Continue reading Destination: Fécamp, France