Comments on: Honfleur & Deauville http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:29:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Deborah http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-894437 Deborah Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-894437 Stumbled accidentally and happily upon this blog, which has helped solidify my decision to stay an extra 5 days in this region. I’ve booked a b&b in Deauville, two adult couples, and will explore all tips and suggestions mentioned above.
Thanks!

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By: Jayne http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-881980 Jayne Sat, 05 Apr 2014 21:11:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-881980 Help! On our way down to Concarneau, where our daughter lives, wanting to stop off for a few days in either Deauville or Honfleur – but which (we’ll visit the other one for the day). My husband wants Honfleur but there don’t seem to be many hotels that are well reviewed. We want to be able to enjoy e ening meals with plenty of wine – so nowhere outside of either town – we need o be able to walk back!

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By: Mandy http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-603764 Mandy Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:26:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-603764 So glad to see this! We are traveling to Normandy for D-Day 2014 (my birthday!) and as everything in the Bayeux area is already booked, I had to find a room in Honfleur. I’m very excited now after seeing this post.

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By: Kate F. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-461960 Kate F. Tue, 14 May 2013 13:41:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-461960 I think you’re thinking of The Triplets of Belleville?

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By: Kate F. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-461959 Kate F. Tue, 14 May 2013 13:40:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-461959 Erin, we went to Giverny a few years ago–I’d dreamed of going ever since reading “Linnea in Monet’s Garden” when I was about 7. The town itself is lovely, though we were a little bummed by the experience at Monet’s house and garden. It’s so busy that you have to walk through in a line w all the other visitors; most side paths are blocked off and you can’t wander. That said, it’s gorgeous. But the whole town is packed with gorgeous gardens! It’s a really stunning spot. We stayed here:
http://www.givernymoulin.com/
And liked it a lot. They organized dinner outside for a bunch of the guests one night; truly magical.

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By: Kate F. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-461958 Kate F. Tue, 14 May 2013 13:37:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-461958 Thank you!! I also just noted down all GOOP’s drugstore picks, which I always forget to look for, and checked out your experiences w them, too! I’m excited to have a longer trip and stay put a bit–usually we do a few days in Paris and a week or so somewhere else, but always moving around a lot.

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-460136 Erin Mon, 06 May 2013 08:56:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-460136 We are headed there this week and will be visiting Dinan. While it isn’t in Normandy, it is a short drive from where we stay in Normandy. Though this is our 3rd trip back, we haven’t seen Dinan yet, so we are really excited! I think on our way back, having been to Honfleur before, we’re going to give Giverny a try! Gabrielle, have you been?

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459743 Sarah Fri, 03 May 2013 13:32:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459743 We spent a week just outside of Honfleur when our kids were still school age. We could walk to town and had the most fun ever. One day we’d venture out to see the local sites, the next day we’d hang out in the 12th century farm house we rented, reading books and eating. Honfleur is also apple brand country and the kids would pick up the fallen (tiny) applesin the back field and hurl them at each other for the evenings entertainment. Not quite as hard as rocks, but just enough danger to make it exciting! Not exactly front page of Good Parenting Magazine, but that was their favorite part.

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By: Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459737 Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes Fri, 03 May 2013 12:28:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459737 Oh love that part of France! We went there last year for our summer holiday and it is just so beautifull!

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By: PARIS BEE kids blog http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459722 PARIS BEE kids blog Fri, 03 May 2013 11:36:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459722 Thanks for the post! We’re looking forward to bringing our Little Miss to Honfleur for the first time this summer. It’s charming and perfect for family outings. That said, I’ve never been to any of the war monuments in Normandy, so I would love to do that.

xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

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By: Lucy Mitchell http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459703 Lucy Mitchell Fri, 03 May 2013 08:17:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459703 Isnt there a kids movie called Deauville? French and animated and something to do with bikes? Lovely post.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459700 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:39:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459700 Etretat! It has been added to our family calendar at least 5 times and every time we’ve had to cancel. I really want to see it.

As for Giverny, yes! We spent a wonderful day at Monet’s Gardens. Here’s the post: http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/monets-gardens-at-giverny/

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459699 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:37:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459699 For sure. Bayeaux is definitely a favorite spot! We like taking guest to see the tapestry, then following that with a visit to the massive cathedral, then walking along the river and stopping for a treat.

A few weeks ago, they opened a new museum in Bayeaux with art, an incredible lace making exhibit, plus local pottery and the oldest bell in France. I went with my mother and we loved it!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459698 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:34:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459698 Jersey is definitely on our list! Our daughter, Olive, was able to visit Jersey on a school field trip. It’s fun to know there a little spot of England so nearby.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459697 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:33:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459697 Thanks, Pamela!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459696 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:33:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459696 I’m so glad you like my posts about Normandy, Mathilde! So kind of you to say so. We think we’re so lucky to live here. Normandy is definitely our favorite region in France!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459695 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:32:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459695 I know what you mean, Lisa. There’s no doubt these spots are tourist spots — but compared to a place like Mont St. Michel they are relatively unheard of. They feel more like an unusual discovery!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459694 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:30:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459694 How fun, Kate! Your two weeks in Normandy will be wonderful, I’m sure — especially with your French skills. We’ve found the the further you are from Paris, the less likely you are to find someone who speaks English. In our little town, it’s pretty much French only. : )

If it helps, here’s a link to all the posts I’ve written about our travel within France:
http://www.designmom.com/category/french-tourism

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459692 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:28:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459692 I hear you, Carly. For us, Caen is usually a practical destination for specific shopping or a visit to the orthodontist.

When we do a William the Conquerer day, we like to start in Falaise at the castle where he was born — it’s just 15 minutes from our home. Then we head to Bayeaux where we can visit the Tapestry and the museum there and learn about his story. Then we end in Caen for dinner his castle there.

It makes a great day!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/honfleur-deauville/comment-page-1/#comment-459691 Design Mom Fri, 03 May 2013 07:26:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=35258#comment-459691 True. You really can’t go wrong in Northern France! There’s just so much to see.

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