The European Odyssey: The days when you know it is worth it

Posted by on July 13th, 2008

Bayeux, France — There are days when you spend the night on a bench in the sex district of Paris and then there are days in Bayeux. Sleeping off Paris in the warmth of an upstairs bedroom in a house older than your grandparents is perhaps one of the most refreshing things I have done on this trip. Bayeux is what I was looking for in our stay in France.

Warm people, warm food, and an amazing small town feel. One way streets paved with cobblestones and the smell of crepes wafting from every corner. We stopped in one of the many creperies and for €6.40 I had a delicious Normande sausage and mustard cream crepe. After that it was on to desert crepes, of which I have never had better. 

The streets were lined with inexpensive boutiques and live music. Luke’s French still saves us at every turn but the stress we had in Paris is gone. We still are trying to figure out our trip to Seville but life here is good. Bayeux is one of those towns that you could spend hours getting lost in.Bayeux also has one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen.

It towers above the small town and its majesty feels almost out of place with the humble surroundings.The town’s architecture is timeless; you could imagine a horse and cart rolling down the street just as easily as you could imagine an American tank on D-day or the cars and mopeds that currently occupy the streets. We are still off a little schedule and the constant travel is wearing some of us down but when we stay in places like Bayeux I know that it is all worth it.


2 thoughts on “The European Odyssey: The days when you know it is worth it

  1. Kris & Mom

    Renee says: ” Ok, Kristopher’s Grandma is crying after I read this out loud.

    This is what all of us here at home have desired for you on this trip of yours. Blessings to you all. Keep safe.”


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