Travel Blogs from Caen, France

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Arrival in France, Caen, France travel blog

Arrival in France

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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pin only - Caen, Caen, France travel blog

pin only - Caen

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Can Not, Caen, France travel blog

Can Not

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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· Caen, Normandy, Northern France · GMT +1:00 hour A Bust & (another) Baguette Today, so far, has been a bit of a bust. It started as planned even if we were just an hour or so behind schedule leaving the hotel. The plan was to get to the train ...

Closed, Caen, France travel blog

Closed

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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· Caen, Normandy, Northern France · GMT +1:00 hour Cherbourg... move along Cherbourg has little to entice the average traveller, especially those, like us, who are entering the country. So we had decided long ago that we'd simply pass through on ...

D-Day Overload, Caen, France travel blog

D-Day Overload

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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· Caen, Normandy, Northern France · GMT +1:00 hour In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds... ...

transit, Caen, France travel blog

transit

A travel blog entry by jay29

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transit, Caen, France travel blog

transit

A travel blog entry by jay29

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles...and a Bus., Caen, France travel blog

Planes, Trains, Automobiles...and a Bus.

A travel blog entry by jay29

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I kind of knew Thursday was going to be a long day of travel.  I wanted to get directly to Caen, France in the Normandy region all in one shot.  My flight was scheduled via Frankfurt to Paris from Barcelona.  When I originally booked my ...

Days 5 and 6 in Caen, Caen, France travel blog

Days 5 and 6 in Caen

A travel blog entry by sam.callender

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... the Bayeux tapestry. It’s about 1,000 years old, and it tells the story of how William the Conqueror became the leader of France. It was really cool and detailed, we weren’t allowed to take pictures though :( We hung out around the church and ...

Days 3 and 4 in Caen, Caen, France travel blog

Days 3 and 4 in Caen

A travel blog entry by sam.callender

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... right across the street from our hotel. It was pretty big and gave us a really cool view of the city. Today is kind of like France’s "Labor Day," so a lot of stores were either closed, or didn’t open until 2 or 3 in the afternoon. We spent a ...

The City of Caen, Caen, France travel blog

The City of Caen

A travel blog entry by carinamjones

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Caen was mostly destroyed by WWII bombs and there are still remnants of the damage this city experienced throughout the old city. Nevertheless it is amazing to see how many of the sights have been rebuilt and how many sights from a thousand years ago ...

First few days in Caen!, Caen, France travel blog

First few days in Caen!

A travel blog entry by sam.callender

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... restaurant. A lot of the guys in our group were crying as well, it was hard not to after reading some of the engravings. France so far has been a fun experience. The language barrier can be tough to get through, but we survive by pointing and making ...

5 days to go ?, Caen, France travel blog

5 days to go ?

A travel blog entry by c895868

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... started to feel nauseous and the chest pain started. Not sure where we are right at the minute, we were due to visit north east France, Lille and the Somme area. That is out of the question now. What is also unlikely is that we will be on the plane home ...

Normandy, France, Caen, France travel blog

Normandy, France

A travel blog entry by davidofcali

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... lot of reflection to do so expect to read more.  I'm pressed for time, so if I don't get all the photos or Bungee video online right now, I will tomorrow when I have internet in Paris.  Talk to you soon!  Good night from Normandy, ...

Be warned I have a Baguette in my bag and I'm not, Caen, France travel blog

Be warned I have a Baguette in my bag and I'm not

A travel blog entry by becca_ind

... , and we ended up jumping on the train to Portsmouth. Last minute decision, but to cut a long story short, we ended up in France! The ferry over worked out cheaper than one way tickets from Cosham to London, then London back to the pub, not to mention ...

Bastille Day, Caen, France travel blog

Bastille Day

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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... that orchard. We met an absolutely lovely lady named Mary Bennett who is originally from Brandon Manitoba. She has spent 40 years here in France and her 5 sons are all here. It is home to her now, but she seemed thrilled to offer us some hospitality and ...

Day 97 - Caen You Believe It?, Caen, France travel blog

Day 97 - Caen You Believe It?

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

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... Brive through a lovely river valley shrouded in mist.  Every village I passed through was a picture postcard.  Chocolate box France through and though.  Again I was forced to stop more often than I'd planned in order to warm up.  ...

A few days in France with Joachim and Ruby, Caen, France travel blog

A few days in France with Joachim and Ruby

A travel blog entry by huntingaurochs

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After our farmstay, we hired a car and spent 4 days with our good friends Joachim and Ruby, who met us in Caen, Normandy.  Joachim is notable for his excellent education, grasp of language and beard.  Ruby is the artistic member of the duo, who ...

Normandy Region: The Rach and Shan Invasion, Caen, France travel blog

Normandy Region: The Rach and Shan Invasion

A travel blog entry by rachandshan

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Remembering D-Day, Caen, France travel blog

Remembering D-Day

A travel blog entry by vannhansen

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... exhibit on the events leading up to the landing at the D-Day beaches. The rest of the day we experienced the town of Caen. This town was the first major city liberated by the British and Canadian forces. Most of the town seems new because it received ...

Caen and The Coffin Ship, Caen and Cork, France travel blog

Caen and The Coffin Ship

A travel blog entry by cowtowncolleen

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... war history sites there would be nowhere for the people to go". We camped at a campsite just a few metres from the beach. In France you do not find campsites with firepits, so thats a pity and I whined about it for days before our departure, but I ...

Normandy's D-Day invasion, Caen, France travel blog

Normandy's D-Day invasion

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... its first real foothold on the European continent.  This was the largest amphibious invasion in history. In the evening we left France aboard a ferry headed to England.  Once we boarded the ferry we were able to turn our watches back one ...

Elysium, Caen, France travel blog

Elysium

A travel blog entry by matt81

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... tides for the assault craft and a full moon for the tens of thousands of airborne troops to be dropped over France.  The invasion was the largest most coordinated amphibious military operation in the history of humanity.  It involved, ships, ...

Aug 03, 2009, Caen, France travel blog

Aug 03, 2009

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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The Greatest History Lesson, Caen, France travel blog

The Greatest History Lesson

A travel blog entry by backparke

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... never thought it to be possible. Today, I can cross something off my bucket list. As we made the 3 hour trek from Paris to Caen, the capital of upper Normandy, our tour guide gave us a brief overview of the day, which included stops at a local museum ...

Visits to Two Cemeteries and a Chateau, Caen, France travel blog

Visits to Two Cemeteries and a Chateau

A travel blog entry by vanruym.133

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... were met by Mme Gondree. The cafe Gondree is located in the first house that was liberated by The Allied Forces in France. Just before midnight on  June 5, 1944 (some say after midnight...which would have been D-Day) paratroopers landed via gliders just ...

Jim's Day 1, Caen,  France travel blog

Jim's Day 1

A travel blog entry by cyclefrance

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We were woken up on the ferry at 4.45 to loud baroque song being blasted out of our cabin built in radio. There was no off switch. It went on and on and on. It finally stopped after what seemed like an eternity....then another on came on arrrgghhhh. I ...

Normandy Beach, Caen, France travel blog

Normandy Beach

A travel blog entry by wichitap2p

Today was a very moving day as we went to the memorials at Omaha Beach, the museum at Caen, France, and the National Cemebary.  We got to particpate in a very moving ceremony at the National Cemetary where four of our students were honored to lay a ...

Australian War Memorial, Caen, France travel blog

Australian War Memorial

A travel blog entry by callow1234

Happy Australia Day!!  And what a great day to go to a village in france that has strong tries and respect for Australia called Villiers-Bretenoux in which many streets our named after Australian cities and places and the Australian flag flies ...

D-day, Caen, France travel blog

D-day

A travel blog entry by aabr

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We saw a bunch of D-day museums and sites in the past few days. One point still covered with huge craters from the Allied bombing. Bridger loved running up and down them and jumping over old bunkers. It's funny that things tend to be closed more often ...

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