Southwest to Rouen for lunch and a tour of their incredible cathedral. Monet spent a year painting the front of the church over and over again in all sorts of different light. Today it was covered for restoration work. Badly damaged during WWII by allied bombers (as was the whole town), it is still under repair. After a mosey down some chi-chi shopping streets, we came to the square where the British burned Jeanne d'Arc at the stake. More shopping, a Cafe Allonge with Poire Helene with Creme glace amandine, then headed off up the coast to Dieppe.
Site of a disastrous raid by Canadian soldiers in 1942, it provoked a serious rethink of D-Day planning. We happened upon a glorious kite festival on the esplanade, a memorial to the Canadians near the beach, found the car and headed home.
High Altar, Rouen
Saints awaiting refurbishment
Site of Jeanne's immolation
Kite fest Dieppe