Oysters in Trouville…

After Honfleur it was time to move on to Trouville, where we enjoyed the best and definitely the freshest oysters I have ever had… The stunning fish market was full of photographic opportunities, but also full of lots of hungry people looking for their lunch, so literally these were just snaps taken while dodging the crowd… All with the 24 – 105 L. I have 3 copies of this lens and it is still my preferred walk around; I can live with the f4 maximum aperture since the high iso capabilities are so good on the camera. Certainly on occasion it would be nice to render a shallower depth of field, however the combined weight of my 50 1.2L and the 85 1.2L is quite a lot to carry on what was essentially a holiday… I do not own a 24-70 2.8L, and while tempting, I just feel I would miss that extra reach…

Image of fish in fish market in Trouville
Beautiful fresh fish… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of a plate of oysters
For some reason I have never had lime with my oysters, but it just added a delicious different tang… © Michael Evans 2013
Image of a plate of oysters
Ordered 6 of these with a glass of bubbles, and then having finished them had to order another 6… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of scallops in a French fish market
The freshest scallops… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Crabs in a fish market in Trouville
Much as I love seafood, seeing the live crabs just made me feel guilty… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Fresh tomatoes in Trouville
The produce was amazing, and I half wished I had rented an apartment in Trouville for a few days in order to sample everything…probably would not have fitted into the seat on the plane or the journey home if I did though… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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7 thoughts on “Oysters in Trouville…

  1. Thanks for making me hungry! The produce and seafood look very fresh. I’m sure they tasted a lot better than they look! I’ll be heading to the Normandy region come August, so I really appreciate seeing this post. Thanks again!

    1. Hi MaitoMike,

      Thank you for commenting! I really enjoyed Normandy and will be posting a few more from the region over the next few days, so perhaps you will see some of a city you are planning to visit. If you are heading over for the military history, you will have plenty to see! As for the food, do make sure you try the cider and my personal favourite (and regional speciality) the apple tarts. I have no images of these delicacies even though I had them on a daily basis as they didn’t last long enough for me to get my camera out..!

      1. Wow! That’s a lot of excellent tips, I can’t thank you enough! I know precisely what you mean. When it comes to good food (and I mean really good food), you develop the “eat first, photos later” mindset – I don’t blame you! I’ll certainly be there to visit the military history. Anything else I encounter is just an added bonus. Which route did you take to get to Normandy? There’s the option of crossing the channel, but I’ll be coming from Paris.

  2. Hi Maitomike, I assume you are planning on hiring a car, in which case the first recommendation I could give you would be not to pay for one with a SatNav if your trip is longer than about two weeks. You will definitely need a SatNav, however we found it cheaper to buy one outright from I think it was a store called MonoPrix… The one we purchased has all of Europe’s maps on it, and I think we saved about 30 Euro’s in the long run, plus of course we now have a Sat Nav for our next trip to Europe…

    We left Paris and headed to Giverny and Monet’s gardens, which I can wholeheartedly recommend! We then spent the night in Les Andelys (good restaurant called Le Mistral there!) before heading on to Rouen… I guess it depends on what you are interested in seeing, but I definitely recommend the D-Day museums around Arromanches and the old German gun battery at Longues-Sur-Mer… Let me know if I can help with anything… Michael

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found my blog too, as you have some absolutely superb shots on your blog! You have a very good eye, and I love your unusual pov shots… All the best with your studies, and I look forward to following your adventures.
      Michael

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