Visiting Normandy

When we travel as a family we need a little bit more room than a just a hotel room.  We have had great success finding places for our family on  For our most recent trip I went on Airbnb and started searching for a place in Normandy.  I had not been to the American Cemetery there and we were using a long weekend to finally get to visit this area.  When I booked our house I did not realize it was near Juno Beach, and then I didn’t realize how far Juno Beach was from Omaha Beach.  At first I was frustrated with myself, but in the end we were all happy with my ‘mistake’.  In the end we had a great place to stay, we were able to walk to Juno Beach, and Omaha Beach was less than an hour away.

We arrived in Courselles Sur Mer on Friday afternoon.  Brigitte had told us to call when we got there, she road up on her bicycle just a few minutes after we called.

The courtyard was adorable.


Here is a view of the place that we stayed.  Our house was a 3 bedroom place with 2 bathrooms, a functional kitchen, washer, and tv.


  The most exciting part of this house for us was the garden.


This path went from the courtyard back into a beautiful little garden that Brigitte said we were welcome to use.


This area was so quaint and peaceful.



The sign on the door says “Attention Aux Lapins”  This is our second encounter with rabbits at an Airbnb place and it is safe to say that our daughter is in love.


She spent as much of her time with the rabbits as she could.


The hammock was a hit too.


I mean, really, what is not to love about this space?


You can see the vegetable garden behind us in this picture.  We could hear nearby roosters crowing too.


I can not imagine a better way to celebrate Mother’s Day with our crew.


And just like that our weekend in Normandy was over.  As we prepare to move back to Texas this summer it is hard to believe this is the last trip we have planned.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our adventures in France, but we are looking forward to what the future holds in Texas.


During the weekend I visited 2 vide grinners, 2 brocante warehouses, and a thrift store.  It was amazing and there are more pictures of my treasures to come.  You may have seen some of them on Instagram.

Here is the airbnb link to this amazing place if you are looking for a place to stay in Normandy.

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