Pont L’Eveque, France

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A small montage of images from a special place (to me) in Northern France, Pont L’Eveque, Normandy.

Hopefully you can see age and quaintness in these snaps.  Sadly much of the town was damaged during the occupation of the Second World War so much has been rebuilt. I am not sure of the actual age of the original buildings but I know the first mention of Pont L’Eveque was in the 1100’s so it’s been there awhile! As for professional photos, I am definitely a snapper rather than a true photographer, please take this into consideration when reading my blog posts.  The bike rack is just for fun!

We spent a morning here recently.  I cannot show you the cafe where we sat and people watched whilst sipping our cafes au lait.  Nor indeed are there photos of the colourful macarons purchased (then eaten!) or the Beaufort cheese sampled at the market.  The famous Pont L’Eveque cheese of the same name is not actually to our taste but we have tried it. It’s supposed to be the oldest known cheese from this area of France.  Did you know there are more than 400 cheeses made in France? !

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Pont L’Eveque, made in squares, soft like a Brie, great warmed as a dip

Pont L’Eveque is now a thriving tourist area yet it still manages to feel serene and even on market day little is rushed. If only I could time travel.

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I take no credit for this postcard image borrowed from elsewhere on the internet.  I just loved it and wanted others to see it too! 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Pont L’Eveque, France

    tierneycreates said:
    June 4, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I love a good macaron but I forgive you for not sharing photos as the other photos on the post were lovely. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

      tinaor responded:
      June 4, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Thank you. It is a lovely place to be and the macarons went down quicker than I could snap pictures. I reckon there’s a good excuse to buy some more next time we visit !

    ReginaMary said:
    June 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Oh those photos! Oh that cheese! Are macarons the pastries made with coconut?

      tinaor responded:
      June 4, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      French macarons are very light and fluffy, like meringues, made from ground almonds, pairs are sandwiched together with a creamy filling. Take a look at this link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron

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