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[Normandie] Orbec

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Spent some lovely time last weekend staying with friends in Orbec, a small 2500-people town in Normandy. As much as I love Paris, it sure does wonders to the body and mind to leave the city once in a while.

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A stroll through the Sunday market, followed by visiting the church where my friends will get married next Spring.

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Back home, it’s lunch time. Cider, pâté, white sausage, marinated herrings, carrot salad, Camembert cheese, and lemon tart.

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After lunch, a walk around town through the woods, which ended up taking over two hours long. Cows, sheep, horses, berries, mushrooms, and most pleasantly, fresh air.

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It was dark and cold by the time we got home, so we lit the first fire of the year (lucky me!) and got ready for dinner. Champagne, freshly-shucked oysters, a great bottle of red from Gigondas, roasted lamb leg, potatoes in duck fat, sauteed black and white mushrooms…oh my.

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After dinner, we lounged by the fireplace and sipped on homemade plum wine and calvados, and retreated to bed as the fire died down. What, a, life.

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November 15th, 2014 at 11:41 am

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