First day back from two weeks in Normandy, France. Had a blast staying at the Joy of Saint Benedict Abbey at full pension for $77 nightly. The nuns were nice and funny, the food fabulous, and the room was two twin beds, two chairs, a desk, a closet with drawers and a tiny bathroom. There are abbeys you can stay in all over France, Spain and Italy. Perhaps in the protestant countries too.
Found them in “Lodging in France’s, Italy’s or Spain’s Monestarys”; three different books by Eileen Barish. There is a similar book regarding England’s monestarys by a different author. The websites have changed since she published so write for reservations. Regarding the food, they feed us Mousaka and Crème Carmel. I said “I thought we would be having simple fare, you know, soup and bread.” The nuns said that could be arranged if I wanted.
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