France: Courseulles-sur-Mer/Juno Beach

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Walking through town

While in Normandy, we used Courseulles-sur-Mer as our base for traveling. It’s a small town on the coast famous for its oysters (25% of oysters in France come from Courseulles-sur-Mer) and June Beach (one of the 5 D-Day beaches).

The town is very lovely and relaxing. When I researched Courseulles-sur-Mer before booking, I read it’s mostly a resort town with the houses owned by Parisians. I wish we had planned more time to enjoy the city – so beautiful and the seafood and fish are outstanding!

One evening we planned to have dinner at La Maison Bleue which specializes in the local seafood and fish. I will discuss more in my next post, but Normandy is famous for it’s apples and produces a lot of cider and calvados, and the local cheese is camembert- so of course this was part of our dinner as well!

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The harbor

 

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La Maison Bleue

 

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The view

 

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Seafood sushi

 

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Local cider

 

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Local oysters

 

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Cheers!

 

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My sole meunière

 

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Koen’s marmite de la mer (fish soup)

 

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Camembert with a glass of calvados for Koen and me

 

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We discovered the French dessert, the Floating Island, a piece of meringue floating on crème anglaise (vanilla custard)

 

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Headed to Juno Beach by foot after dinner

 

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