While staying in Bayeux, we went to a day trip to Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer and Honfleur.
As usual, we took our best companions with us: our bicycles. Traveling with a bicycle is a great idea as we can visit many more places than we would do by foot. It’s also better because as soon as we find a parking spot to our car, all we have to do is bike around, without the need to walk a few meters, than go to another attraction, park the car again and so on.
From Bayeux we drove directly to Deauville , a charming fishing village very popular in Normandy.
It was easy to find a free parking spot. As soon as we parked the car we took our bikes (that were hanged on the car) and went to explore the city.
Deauville is very charming, has a huge casino and many boats.
After visiting Deauville we went to Trouville-sur-Mer by bike. The two towns are very close, as they stay in different sides of a channel and it was more convenient go by bike than drive, look for a new parking spot, etc
Once more, Tripadvisor was our fellow companion. We searched to find where it would be a good place to eat in Treauville-sur-Mere and went to Restaurant Creperie La Bolée Normande. If you are looking to “Where to eat” in Treauville, don’t look any further as the food in this tiny restaurant is superb!
I love mussels and this is always my favorite option, specially when I am visiting a “Mussel Territory” as Normandy is known. Mussels were super fresh and really delicious!
After lunch, on our way to walk along the beach, we passed this fish market and I was able to take some pictures.
As you can see clicking on the image, although Trouville-sur-Mer is a fishing village the prices are not cheap! Three lobsters cost 50 Euros! Usually I buy a lobster tail at Whole Foods Alexandria (USA) or Harris Teeter Alexandria paying 9 dollars each. Makes a HUGE difference, he?
We returned to Deauville by bike, hanged them on our car and drove to Honfleur.
Honfleur is the prettiest village of Normandy! Ancient, charming, preserved houses….
Visitng Honfleur is like entering in a postcard !
Before living Honfleur we had to wait the bridge open and close, as all boats that enter the Honfleur Marina must go under it. When it is a sail boat passing, the unique way is to suspend the bridge!
After this excellent day visiting three towns (Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer and Honfleur) we returned to our hotel located in Bayeux.
On September 21st we had breakfast at the same place and drove to Paris in order to do the check-in at the hotel and return our car to Citroen.
If you want to see more pictures we tool while we were visiting Normandy, please click here