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Paris and the Seine

Cruising and Caudebec en Caux

overcast 60 °F

We spent the morning heading into the tidal section of the Seine passing Rouen and then meandering to the coast.
We tied up at about noon and left for our Abbey's of Normandy tour at 1:15pm

Our first stop was the active Benedictine Abbey of Saint Wandrille de Fountenelle. According to our guide, it is alive and well with about 10 monks in residence under the age of 30.

The second Abbey was the ruins of the Abbey at Jumieges,

Our final stop was former Abbey of Saint Georges de Boscherville. The Abbey doesn't exist any longer, but the church is still active. All of these Abbeys were founded somewhere between the Seventh Century and the eleventh century. The interesting point to me was that these abbeys are in much better shape than similar ones in Ireland. Chaine de Rotisseurs menu tonight and off to the beaches at 8:15am in the morning,

Posted by rpickett 10:51 Archived in France

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