St Denis Basilica (now a Cathedral) is the place to go if you want to see all the late Kings and Queens of France. Before they were beheaded that is. October 2014.
Ouistreham, from “oyster” and “ham”, Saxon for “village”. There are no more oysters but there are still a lot of (anglo)saxons around there nowadays. They come from Portsmouth via Brittany Ferries (below), a company founded by a Breton gentleman by the name of Gourvennec (yet, not a relative of mine unfortunately).
Square D’Orléans is stunningly beautiful. A classy 19th private square complete with in-precinct mews-like houses. People who work there are incredible lucky bastards. And you know what? I’m one of them 😉
I couldn’t quite decide whether that statue was smiling or not but she did look beautiful. Montparnasse cemetery. July 2014.