I was really impressed by it, how it stood beautifully away from the coast on the sand waiting for the tide to bring the sea back around it. The day was amazingly sunny and hot but once you go inside the abbey, you cool down instantly.
I feel like I probably spent most of that mini French holiday eating (which is really always something that happens when I go to France...). From refreshing cold tomato soup and organic soft drinks (I got to try the Meuh Cola Roseline drink, which is a pink organic cola drink - I really liked it and I am usually not into soft drinks), savoury galettes at a crepes restaurant to barbecued sausages served with incredible white beans, a huge array of French desserts to unusual and delicious Brazilian desserts, I can honestly say I tried a bit of everything.
All in all, I have to say it was a relaxing holiday, away from emails and technology as much as possible. Instead, it was all sightseeing, walks, family visits, eating and reading.
The flowers at the end of this post are grown by my grandfather. The hydrangeas were coming to an end but his garden if filled with beautiful blooms for every season. He takes a lot of pride in it and I understand, my grandparents' garden is so beautiful. I thought I'd share a few of his flowers here.