Owen was in the country for the French premiere of his doggy-comedy Marley & Me but before the red carpet event with co-star Jennifer Aniston in Paris on Wednesday night, he and Kate were spotted on a trip to the country’s northern coast.
The couple were spotted sightseeing, shopping and dining in Trouville-sur-Mer in Normandy on Tuesday. After lunch, they moved over to nearby Honfleur before returning to Trouville in the evening.
An onlooker told People magazine: “They were like any normal young couple. She held his hand and they were very nice, no pretensions.
“They were very comfortable with each other. There was lots of talking going on between them, laughter.”
On Wednesday, the couple spent the morning around the town and paid their respects to fallen soldiers at the cemeteries near the site of the D-Day landings before returning to Paris for the premiere.
The couple were first linked in the summer of 2007 just as Kate’s marriage to Chris Robinson came to an end. They split up after around a year then reconciled briefly last spring before splitting up again. They are rumoured to have reunited again earlier this month.