Manoir de Savigny
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... br> We walked up to the phare expecting one like the one at Gatteville, but this is much smaller.
It sits on a headland with lovely views both sides and very clear views of the Channel islands right in front. We spend some time having a good look through the binoculars.
After a coffee break we drive on to ...
We woke to a beautiful morning and decided to explore the Cotentin peninsula. Through binoculars, from the beach by the campsite, we could see what looked like a castle or fort further along the peninsula. We thought this was probably St-Vaast-La-Hougue, and if so there was a good MH aire there. So off we went.....
We found the Aire, ...
... a really warm, sunny day.
Although the road along the coast is fairly flat, it is not that wide and mad French drivers do not slow down much or leave much room when they pass. They don't like waiting for cyclists when a car ...
... very strategic position. 155 mm guns with a range of 19.5 km and could blow anything out of the water. Six of the large gun where positioned inside heavily fortified concrete bunkers at Pointe Du Hoc. Prior to the D-Day landings the position of the guns where extensively bombed with several bunker being hit and totally destroyed. Today this can still be seen as the pathways around the remaining bunkers twist around the ...
... room that served as the gateway between the large boats that crossed to the UK and to America. You touch banisters and railings they've touched. You sit where they once sat. It's completely mind blowing.
From here you descended, as if you're actually going down onto the ship (kudos to whoever designed this, because you seriously deserve an award), and you enter the ship. Here you can choose to sit and watch a simulation of the voyage, where you stand on the Bow of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking