Chateau de Pont-Rilly
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Chateau de Pont-Rilly Normandy
Travel Blogs from Normandy
... stopped at 0 degrees longitude, because that was interesting. We had missed standing on the Greenwich mean line in London, so we found it using the GPS. After that we had a laugh with the GPS slaughtering the French language. Then we went to a D-Day memorial, that was really educational. Afterward we went to our hotel and went swimming at an outdoor ...
... we could start early at CLAUDE MONET'S HOUSE AND GARDENS. Met a VERY nice and helpful waiter that gave us a brochure of the entire area and helped us find a hotel. Yay, nice French people and waiters. They should teach that to the rest of Europe.
Excuse any poor grammar or sentence structure because I don't know which way is up at this point and I can't type with my left index finger...
... chaos and dead bodies everywhere. I’ll never know the fear nor the courage of those men in my lifetime. To do what they did and to read the stories about heroism, sacrifice, brotherhood, toughness, sadness, it really is so hard to imagine what it was really like. I’m sure whatever I think, it was much worse.
There is an upside and a downside to visiting these French beaches during this time of year. The upside is that you ...
... beach learning about it- why? Because the beach we stood on is entirely different. Apart from lonely bunker or two the grass has grown over- the trenches that used to stand 2 meters deep has filled in and could be mistaken for a water run off the hill. "The land has healed the wounds just like skin" says Magali. I love this thought but human history seems to fade and heal more slowly. If Magali wasn’t there to describe the atrocity ...
... somber, but there was something especially poignant about being there during Memorial Day weekend. There were lots of flowers and wreaths. The grounds crew was busy tidying up the row upon row of white markers.
The museum at the cemetery is well worth a visit. Lots of info and artifacts and a movie about the invasion that even the girls watched.
After visiting the museum, we headed down toward the beach itself. We stopped for a moment to ...