Le Chateau de Cottun
No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
TripAdvisor Reviews Le Chateau de Cottun
Travel Blogs from Cottun
... I don't want to sound too confident here, but I think Josh and I have finally become quite sufficient in using public transit here in Paris. I love how efficient the trains are! I have yet to see any train or bus run behind schedule.
Now it's time to relax with a glass of wine, and plan out our day for tomorrow. Only one day left in Paris before we head to Beaune! We have to make the most of it!
... port - very cute, lots of restaurants overlooking the port & sea.
Off to Omaha Beach (D-Day landings). Lots of museums for d-day. Tanks, artillery, beach obstacles, bunkers, ... All in various stages of decay & restoration.
Walked on Omaha & paddled in the Atlantic (warmer than Ocean Grove!) then followed the coast drive towards ...
... walked through serene rows of graves, marked with crosses or stars of David, and in our minds was the contrast of the hell in which they fought and died. We came upon two graves for soldiers who died on the day Karen was born. There is a large memorial chapel, a court of remembrance, statues representing the U.S. and France, and a wall with the names of 1500 more servicemen whose bodies were never found.
We saw the grave of, as Adeline called ...
... and Memorial in Garches where
9,387 American military personal are buried. During the War fallen soldiers were buried in the fields and towns where they died. It wasn't until decades later that many of these bodies were located and identified. Families had the choice to bring them home or bury them in Normandy. Remains are still being found and identified by DNA and buried in this cemetery.
The day ended with ...
... coffee and ate the banana bread leftover from breakfast which Dean had left for me, and soon after Jonathan arrived from his morning going solo in the Polo. We decided to head for Bayeux for lunch and Dean had recommended Chateau de Balleroy for a visit, so off we went. Still by turns sunny and cloudy but the rain stayed away. We had a very good lunch at La Fringale where we made it in just in time - only one couple entered after us, and a later couple told they were ...