Tour of France - Paris - Normandie - Bretagne - Paris July 2013

The trip starts out in Paris for the first few days. The journey to Normandie is on a cruise down the Seine River to Honfleur, by the English (or French, according to our tour guide) Channel. It then just touches the eastern edge of Bretagne with a stay in Saint-Malo before returning to Paris.


A surprise
La pétite ceinture
View from the Butte de Chaumont towards Sacre Coeur
La Tour Eiffel
View toward Eiffel Tower at sunset from cruise ship
View toward Eiffel Tower from RER C station
Inside the Sainte-Chapelle
Parc André Citroën
Weather ballon at Parc André Citroën. If weather is good (i.e. not windy), can be used as a substitute for Eiffel Tower.
View from Eiffel Tower to the north.
View of Champs de Mars
View from Eiffel Towr to the west.

Starting down the Seine.

A lock along the Seine

Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent van Gogh lived his final days.

Vincent van Gogh
Le champs de blé aux corbeaux
van Gogh grave
kilometers to Zundert

Further down the Seine

gull on buoy

Vernon and nearby Giverny where Monet lived.

lilipad pond
Monet grave

Château de Gaillard - Andelys

view up Seine
Château ruins
street in Andelys
fountain in front of Saint-Sauveur
stained glass in Saint-Sauveur

Rouen et environs

Notre Dame cathedral
the horloge
Market square
by the river in evening


on a walk above town
river view from same spot
river view in focus
Hotel del ville


view from cliffs
beach view to the west
cliffs to the east

Normandie battlefields

field with poppies
lowered cannon


timbered fronts
timbered church and a place to buy a drink
timbered church wall
reflections in the harbor
ferris wheel reflection at sunset
cruise ship at dusk
sunset with cloud reflections
ferris wheel at sunset


view to the north of Saint-Malo wall
pointing to the New World
red timibered house
view from wall
gate in wall

An outing to Dinan

stone house
flower close-up
pink roses
statue of Bertrand du Guesclin
building front in Dinan
lighted candles in church
view downstream
bridge and road towards Saint-Malo

A walk around Dinard

Learning to sail

Between Saint-Malo and Cancale

coast and islands
Saint-Malo beach at sunset
coast road
beach off the road
beach view the other way

Back to Paris

Place de la Bastille
sunning at Place des Vosges
arched walkway at Place des Vosges