Troarn Things to Do
Memorial Plaques in the Square
You cannot travel far through this part of Normandie without being reminded of the sacrifices made by so many in WW2 - military and civilian personnel alike.
The main Place in Troarn is named after Paul Quellec, a member of the local Resistance.
Another pays tribute to the 3rd Parachute Squadron of the Royal Engineers who "took" the bridges over River Dives to in order to halt and drive back the occupying forces.
Le Clos Normande: An old style Logis
This rather old fashioned style, simple Logis seemed the only place to eat apart from a cafe/pizzeria on the high street.
Arriving early, to escape the rain, the hotel restaurant was already busy but we were quickly seated and attended to.
We were the only "foreigners" there until a couple of ladies from the Netherlands took the table next to ours.
We went for the 14 euro menu - as most people seemed to be doing.
I had the soup to start - a thick, slightly creamy, vegetable soup which was excellent. John enjoyed a plate of mixed cooked meats.
For mains we both chose roast chicken Pays d'Auge style. A modest sized but adeqaute 1/4 of chicken in a delicious sauce with cider, cream and mushrooms which began to restore my faith in French country cooking.
It came with a sensible portion of hand cut chips which were very good. I would have enjoyed a small helping of French beans - but maybe that is habit!
For afters - lemon sorbet for me and lemon tart for John, both very good, and good coffee to follow.
The Logis is 2* but this simple lunch was not only one of the best value for money meals that we had on this trip but one of the most enjoyable.
We left into bright sunshine and blue skies so forgot our umbrellas and had to return to collect them!