The weather forecast lead us to believe that it would be cloudy, cool and windy in Normandy. It turned out sunny and quite hot with just the occasional cool wind.
After a coffee (Mary) we went straight to the Tapestry, not knowing how busy it would be. There was no line up at all and we went straight in. The commentary that accompanies the viewing of the tapestry is excellent and it really brings the time of William the Conqueror alive.
After the tapestry it was time to look for lunch. We went to a small family-run restaurant we have been to several times before in front of the Cathedral.
The menu has changed to emphasize pizza and Italian items but the basic cooking is Normandy. We had foie gras followed by escalope de veau Normande and tarte tatin. The veal was very good, the pan juices being freshened up with copious amounts of cream which made a very thick gravy. With a bottle of Saumur Champigny this was pretty good indeed.
We staggered out of the restaurant and walked around the town which has some interesting buildings and waterside places.
|This is an operating waterwheel.|
|The staff from the Tourist Office are having their lunch - Cathedral in the background.|
|This is a non-operating water wheel.|