updated 02/26/2009 AT 2:25 PM ET
•originally published 02/26/2009 AT 3:05 PM ET
After a low-key weekend of bike rides and late night dinners in Paris, Owen Wilson and very on-again girlfriend Kate Hudson took their French break on the road – for a run along the Normandy coastline.
Heading 90 miles north of Paris on Tuesday, the same day that Wilson’s Marley & Me costar Jennifer Aniston flew into Paris, the couple mixed sightseeing with small restaurants, picturesque ports, and shopping, and found time for a walk among the crosses lining the U.S. cemetery above Omaha Beach.
After making the two-hour drive, Wilson, 40, and Hudson, 29, stopped first in the port of Trouville-sur-Mer, settling in at the town’s celebrated portside terrace restaurant, Les Vapeurs. “They were like any normal young couple,” one staffer tells PEOPLE. “She held his hand and they were very nice, no pretensions.”
Following a one hour-plus lunch, the pair drove over for a lengthy walk around the shops and galleries lining the 18th century port of Honfleur befor returning to Trouville for dinner at L’Inattendu, a small French backstreet restaurant.
“They were very comfortable with each other,’ says a diner who recognized Owen under his black ball cap when the couple arrived around nine. “There was lots of talking going on between them, laughter.”
Wednesday morning, Owen took a nearly 90-minute jog, while Kate went through the exclusive designer boutiques lining the French resort’s main avenue. Afterwards, it was back to Les Vapeurs for a second day’s lunch, and then an afternoon drive to the Normandy Cemetery, where those who fell in the D-Day landings remain.
They then returned to Paris, where Wilson joined Aniston for the premiere of French-titled Marley & Moi.
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