Trip Start Jun 21, 2006
25Trip End Aug 22, 2006
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Anyway the English had a hold on this city and most of northern France until the end of the 100 years war when France got their act together and expelled them with encouragement provided by Joan of Arc. She was tortured and burnt here in Rouen and it is now marked by a simple cross in the old square. After 12 midnight we also watched the cathedral lite up in the colours and designs Monet used to paint it while classical music played. It was quite a trip! Although it helped that we both had a bit to drink that night, ok a little more than a bit....but that is not important!
The next day (after sleeping in until 11am due to the night before) we went up to Dieppe, and what a treat. The Canadian monument is great, beautiful gardens right under the castle and along the seashore. The museum of the Canadian battle was not open late enough for us and the French women working there were a bit rude so unfortunately we had to miss that - but the beach was beautiful and we took a quick dip in the English Channel, enjoyed the seafaring town and all the Canadian flags we saw! It made us very proud to be there. Well, who knows where we will be next....west? south? maybe both, Love Kaylea and Matt