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Normandy, France

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Normandy is: sitting under an umbrella outside a country café

spreading fresh creamy cheese over a light, buttery cracker, while listening

to the regular crashing of the waves against the rocky hillside of the coast

broken by the faint sound of cows mooing in their pastures. Cheese is

dessert in Normandy, following an orgasmic meal of veal in cream and butter

sauce with veggies, washed down with pear cider. The waitress brings the

bill as the sun sets behind an old stone farmhouse and a chill creeps into

the fresh air which tastes slightly of salt.

The Channel coastline has long supported Normandy’s fishing

culture, offering up a bounty of fresh seafood then combined with local

dairy products to create food unique to the area. Travel throughout the

province and spy out the architecture that survived the Battle of Normandy,

including Rouen, an entire medieval town. Stricken by war, the people of

Normandy clung firmly and resiliently to their culture and now the relics of

war sit in sunny green pastures and the growing, pretty seaside towns with

their charming country cafes.

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