Le volet qui penche - the shutter that hangsby Cathy Grafton on 01/05/13
One of the fun places I visited in France was in Bayeux. While I go there often mainly to visit the famous tapestry, I also enjoy the town itself. From my hotel there is a winding stone walkway to the main downtown street - along it this year I came upon a new wine bar and bistro - called Le Volet Qui Penche. It was a lovely, welcoming place with a cozy atmosphere. I spent several late afternoons and evenings there enjoying a glass of good wine. One evening a WWII veteran and his 4 sons were there all evening - his first visit back to the area since D-Day. I wasn't able to visit any of the beaches again on this trip, but am always interested in learning more about the events surrounding D-Day. We all spent a little time talking and I thought it quite wonderful that the father and sons came on such a pilgrimage together.