Bayeux for You

Normandy, home of the Northmen. Vikings from Scandinavia led by Rollo were offered a vast amount of land here by the king Charles the Simple. In the coming years, these particular raiders were assimilated by the French, though they maintained a distinct cultural identity. The line of Norman rulers eventually led to William the Conqueror... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Mont-Saint-Michel

Everyone has seen pictures of Mont-Saint-Michel, right? The beautiful, picturesque island looming out of the sea off the Norman coast topped with a towering monastery, the foundation of which stretches back to the late 10th century. As enthralling as all of the pictures make it look, the island is even more magical in person. I... Continue Reading →

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