Tuesday, July 29, 2014

France - Cruising to Caudebec, the Cliffs of Etrat and the Benedictine Brandy Distillery at Fecamp

Hi, The morning of April 5 was spent cruising to the town of Caudebec. During the afternoon we took an optional tour to visit the town of Etrat and view its famous cliffs, and the town of Fecamp to visit the distillery of Benedictine Brandy.

While cruising we passed through a number of fog banks.  Here are some views of one of the towns we passed while a fog band was lifting (above and 2 below).

The town is very picturesque with numerous places to dine, some al fresco (above and below)

and buildings of typical Normandy construction.

The cliffs were very interesting and photogenic (above and two below).

On our way to Fecamp our bus stopped so we could photograph this private beach with the cliffs as a back drop.

At Fecamp we toured this former Benedictine abbey which had been converted into a distillery for Benedictine Brandy.

There was a display of advertising posters in a small museum attached to the distillery.  Here are two of them (above and below).

The brandy is distilled using stills such as those above

and then it is aged in casks.

The town of Fecamp also is a fishing port (above and below).

Thanks for looking.

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