Over the May bank holiday, we took my parents on a D Day tour of Normandy in northwestern France. The trip provided something for everyone’s tastes – the relaxing feel of the countryside, an educational tour of the landing beaches of WWII and the heavenly tastes of French food and wine.
We stayed in the quaint town of Bayeaux, which is home of the Bayeux Tapestry, a medieval cathedral and high street shopping and restaurants. Through recommendations from our Normandy tour guide, Danielle Duboscq, my mom found accommodations in a lovely French château built in the 18th century called Hotel Tardif. It was the perfect retreat and location from which to launch our excursions.