The train to Caen was pretty well on time, old Corail stock which went like the wind and rode quite well. At Caen there was mass confusion particularly among the North American tourists each with enormous cases. The train to Bayeux was ten minutes late but even so some people missed it because they couldn't figure things out. It was raining at Caen but the clouds had lifted by Bayeux and we had a little sun along with very high winds.
Knowing the way, we were soon at the tapestry location. There was a large crowd ahead of us but they all dutifully followed the audio guide so we were able to see the details of the tapestry and follow the jokes. The audio guide is one of the best I have come across.
We went along to our favorite restaurant but a dozen or so people were just filing in so we decided to look for somewhere else. We found a three course meal for 14.50 euros which was quite reasonable. The cathedral was sterile but the rest of the town was quite interesting. Although it was practically destroyed during the Normandy landings it has been sympathetically restored and has a pleasant feel.
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