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IMG_0866 * Soon after leaving Belgium and arriving in France, we find the entrance to the 'Chunnel' the tunnel  that connects France and the continent to England.
IMG_8449 * A short walking tour of Rouen finds this clock in the middle of the street...
IMG_8450 * with a very interesting archway.
IMG_8451 * Not far away we find Joan d' Arc
IMG_8452 * who here was burned at the stake...
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IMG_8455 * marked by this cross.
IMG_8457 * The site of the old church from the time is next to the new modern church...
IMG_8459r * with the old beautiful stained glass...
IMG_8461r * which is will lit on this sunny day.
IMG_8465 * The first cathederal on the site was built around 400 and was replaced  by one consecrated in 1063 in the presence of William the Conqueror, the future King of England.
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CRW_8468r2 * Like many of the great cathedrals of Europe, the main entrance is spectacular at nearly 100 feet high...
IMG_8472r * and containing the always interesting stained glass windows.
IMG_8464 * The front towers are from the 15th century and the cast-iron spire was unusual.  As with many cathedrals, they were 'added to' over time.
IMG_8479 * The wood timber faces of the houses were interesting and some date from Roman times.
IMG_0868 * We noticed these interesting fomations in many of the trees on our way to our stop for the night...
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IMG_0884 * at our B&B in Ver sur Mer near the beaches of Normandy.
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