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CAEN.AND BAYEUX FRANCE.

Medieval and Modern history.

CAEN FRANCE.  Practicing for Harness Racing at Hippodrome De La Prairie Caen.--Harness Racing is a horse race at a specific gait or trot,pulling a two wheeled cart with jockey. The cart is called a Sulky.ot

CAEN FRANCE. Practicing for Harness Racing at Hippodrome De La Prairie Caen.--Harness Racing is a horse race at a specific gait or trot,pulling a two wheeled cart with jockey. The cart is called a Sulky.ot

BAYEUX  River Aure Water Mill.

BAYEUX River Aure Water Mill.

BAYEUX CATHEDRAL .  Cathedral of our Lady of Bayeux. It is a Roman Catholic church.

BAYEUX CATHEDRAL . Cathedral of our Lady of Bayeux. It is a Roman Catholic church.

BAYEUX CATHEDRAL

BAYEUX CATHEDRAL

BAYEUX TAPESTRY Entrance.

BAYEUX TAPESTRY Entrance.

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

BAYEUX TAPESTRY

I was on a holiday in northwestern France and visited Caen and Bayeux. Arriving at Caen railway station, i exited the station to the right for my hotel.These two towns are linked in Medieval History also the Second World War.--The population of Caen is well over 100,000. It is 15km from the English Channel and 200km from Paris. Caen is dominated by the huge Castle.-Chateau de Caen, i visted it , it really is a huge area. It is the largest medieval fortress in Europe. Built on a rocky outcrop it looms over the town. It was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror who was involved in the Conquest of England in 1066. William is buried in Caen. --In 1944 the city was heavily involved in fighting and most of the city was destroyed. -----------------------CAEN FRANCE Hotel by day.

CAEN FRANCE Hotel by day.

CAEN FRANCE Hotel in evening.

CAEN FRANCE Hotel in evening.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE.

CAEN CASTLE. Castle from outside.

CAEN CASTLE. Castle from outside.

CAEN FRANCE On the castle wall.

CAEN FRANCE On the castle wall.

CAEN FRANCE,. Entrance to castle.

CAEN FRANCE,. Entrance to castle.

CAEN FRANCE. Inside the castle.

CAEN FRANCE. Inside the castle.

CAEN FRANCE. Palace of Justice.

CAEN FRANCE. Palace of Justice.

CAEN FRANCE.

CAEN FRANCE.

CAEN FRANCE Abbaye aux Hommes

CAEN FRANCE Abbaye aux Hommes

CAEN FRANCE . Trams are due for update.in 2020.

CAEN FRANCE . Trams are due for update.in 2020.

CAEN FRANCE. Friendly Chatl

CAEN FRANCE. Friendly Chatl

---------------I went on a day trip from Caen by train to Bayeux taking 15 minutes . Bayeux is famous for the Tapestry,i was visiting for this. The tapestry is viewed in a dark area, with only the tapestry lit, it is 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall. It shows 70 scenes of the Battle of Hastings. It is an embroidered cloth of wool yarn. Every school kid in Britain knows about the Bayeux Tapestry.I found it very interesting.. ---- I also visited the Bayeux Cathedral, know as The Cathedral of our Lady of Bayeux. It is in Rue Du General De Dais. The cathedral was consecrated in 1077, with William the Conqueror present.-------The river Aure flows through Caen and there is a Water Mill.---------------------------------------------

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