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Le volet qui penche - the shutter that hangs

by 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.

The owner, Pierre-Henri was friendly and talked about the wine and calvados of the region.  I certainly hope to visit this place again when in Bayeux.  I was so taken with the name and the actual "hanging shutter" on one of the windows - I made a small silk ribbon piece when I returned home and sent it on to Pierre-Henri.  I like to know that things I have made are staying somewhere in France.

I'll post a picture of this piece and maybe the shutter too on my website

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