Follow the Seine
We landed in Paris, watched the cavalcade of chaos unfold with the G8 summit in town this week, and proceeded to get the hell out of Dodge. We took the backroads and followed the Seine north to the Calvados department of France, up to the town of Honfleur and the Pont de Normandie.
Honfleur is a harbor town with plenty of fishing boats and other seafaring decor. Its proximity to the English Channel gives it a rather British feel. It could be in France, or Denmark, or even Germany. But it's in Normandy and it's right in the middle of Calvados country.
The Christmas gift sets are on display in each window.
There are signs everywhere.