Saturday, 2 November 2013

Rouen, the charming and cozy capital of Upper Normandy

I am soooo falling for the French province Normandy...and this love is more than something new, I am in love with this part of France since I first passed there:-) Its the unique cocktail of cozy towns, cute villages with lovely restored colombage houses, breathaking coast line rocks and view, yummy seafood and tons of apples, preferably in bottle of cider!

So this year I was very happy to visit the capital of Upper Normandy, the city of Rouen. And was I pleasantly suprised that the big city has still managed to keep a cozy center with fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and local boutiques. The architecture is breathtaking (churches, the cathedrale) and there is an amazing chocolatier at almost every second corner....And last but not least: here you are in cheese&wine paradise:-)





















12 comments:

Joop Zand said...

I love this post Jana....your pictures are really WONDERFUL.

Greetings, Joop

Linda said...

Hello Jana, your photos are absolutely beautiful! Greetings from Montreal.

Rosemary said...

It is little wonder that so many of us love France when you see these lovely images.

Lies said...

Een genietlogje, Jana !
Lie(f)s.

EriKa Napoletano said...

Compliments for your wonderful shots. I love me too France.

Saucy Kodz said...

Its most easy to fall in love with these beautiful historic buildings and all the yummy things that are there. I loved my time in France and went every opportunity I could. The cafe's, the scenery, the people, the food, the wine. Lovely post Jana :)

betchai said...

your pictures say it all why you so love the place.

Bety said...

О, страхотни кадри си направила! Харесва ми много духа на този град.

Dietmut said...

Jana, ik heb met jou een mooie wandeling gemaakt, Bedankt. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

Koryn said...

I haven't been there but I'm already in love with Rouen because of your photos!

It must be lovely to hang out in one of those cafes, spend the afternoon drinking coffee and just talking :)

Are you still there or is this a post-trip entry?

Jana said...

@Koryn: we drove there (its something like 500km from the Netherlands, aroun 5 h drive through NL,Belgium, north of France) for a long weekend, as it was my bday present:-) we were Thurs-Mon there; I can not recommend you warmly enough the area Normandy, is one of my absolute favourites in France!

Jana said...

and Merci beaucoup dear all for your warm+kind words!