Travel Blogs from Normandy, France

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Mysterious Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mysterious Michel

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Our last official day of ’work’.  Jennie and Kevin have been kind enough to offer to take us to their secret camping spot near le Mont-Saint-Michel .  A beautiful vista overlooking the open tide towards this beautiful island while ...

Arrival in France, Caen, France travel blog

Arrival in France

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just a blip on the map to show where we've been ...

pin only - port, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

pin only - port

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First Day on the Job, Vire, France travel blog

First Day on the Job

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... forward to with the family as well.  It's a beautiful piece of property in the country at almost the highest point in Normandy (the highest point is just across the road in the woods) and overlooks the town of Vire.  Beside the house and ...

pin only - Caen, Caen, France travel blog

pin only - Caen

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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France Day 22 - St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, D-Day, Arromanches-les-Bains, France travel blog

France Day 22 - St. Malo, Mont St. Michel, D-Day

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... in the car, and off to our final destination of the day ... Arromanches, in the heart of the historic Gold Beach of the Normandy invasion. The drive is just over an hour, and before checking in to our hotel, we drive up the nearby bluffs in Arromanches ...

Lest we Forget, le Ponte du Hoc, France travel blog

Lest we Forget

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... stone.  9600 in all - just in this one cemetery.  Every one’s death dates within the 80 days of the Normandy siege.  June, July and August of 1944.  Bells chiming as we walked along from the central memorial.  Saw Theodore ...

Dutiful Workers, Vire, France travel blog

Dutiful Workers

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... , dogs, chicken, rabbits.  Poor rabbits, it seems all everyone wanted to do was inspect their genitals!  This area of France seems quite laid back about producing your own food - even to sell, and most people keep their own animals.  ...

France Day 23 - D-Day. All Day., Arromanches-les-Bains, France travel blog

France Day 23 - D-Day. All Day.

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... like this. The kids love it, and we bring them with us to a couple of exhibits (9/11, the thirty minute video about the Normandy invasion, and the Hall of Fame for past Noble Peace Prize winners). I had estimated about two - three hours for the museum. We ...

Foux Da Fa Fa, Vire, France travel blog

Foux Da Fa Fa

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... I may need to do a lot more cycling...  We came to rest at the top of a hill at the highest point in all of Normandy:  Les Brindelliers owned by Jennie and Kevin who immediately played a joke on us, so we knew it was going to be OK.  They ...

What do Joan of Arc and Monet have in common?, Rouen, France travel blog

What do Joan of Arc and Monet have in common?

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! We decided to take a short break in France and revisit a town we had only briefly stopped in before - Rouen. We had been to Rouen in route to/from somwhere else and had thought it would be worth another visit, but had not gotten back ...

Cherbourg pin, Cherbourg, France travel blog

Cherbourg pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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BONJOUR!... Me Australian., Lisieux, France travel blog

BONJOUR!... Me Australian.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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EM_TY are back on the road! Check FACEBOOK here.   We settled back into a little London stint, mostly in order to recharge, but also because we didn't want to say goodbye to our friends or our comforts. We stayed a little longer than expected, ...

Slaughter Day, Vire, France travel blog

Slaughter Day

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Some of you may know that Brian and I would like to have our own farm and practice self-sustinance living.  part of the reason for this homestay is for us to start learning some skills that we don't have.  Mostly about keeping animals since ...

Normandy Weekend (+ a little more Belgian beer!), Antwerp, Belgium and Normandy, France travel blog

Normandy Weekend (+ a little more Belgian beer!)

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... the last weekend of June, starting on Friday evening with the Beer Passion weekend in Antwerp, Belgium, followed by a drive to the Normandy coast in France Saturday - Monday. It was a lot of driving in a short time (8 hours each way), but it was a great ...

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 ...

Cars and Witches Hats, D-Day Beaches, Bayeux, France travel blog

Cars and Witches Hats, D-Day Beaches

A travel blog entry by catters

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An early start and it was time to start driving on the wrong side of the road. With the wrong side of the road came all the predicatble problems, widow wipers when you want indicators, reaching for the door when you want the gear stick and hitting ...

D-Day Beaches, Bayeux, France travel blog

D-Day Beaches

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... century ago, these waves were red with blood and our boys lay scattered on this beautiful soft sand. We arrived at the Normandy American Cemetery in the mid-afternoon and took a quiet stroll around the grounds. A downpour soon ensued. After taking ...

Normandy, France, Normandy, France travel blog

Normandy, France

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... a special significance to me because my grandpa was one of the thousands of men who landed in 1944 and went through France in the Battle of Normandy. Our first stop was Utah beach. A museum and memorial sits now on the location of a German stronghold. I ...

Starting to meet people, Beaulieu, France travel blog

Starting to meet people

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Made the most of the hotel room having a lovely lie in. Felt like such a luxury not to spent 1hr and half packing stuff up! Had ham and cheese croissants, an apple and a Kit Kat Chunky for bfast sitting in the square. Met a great old man who told us all ...

NO CAMPSITES!!!!, Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, France travel blog

NO CAMPSITES!!!!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Cycling is very tiring it turns out and we woke up at 8am after 10 hours lovely sleep. The tent is so warm, and the Neo airs Dan (best brother in the world) got us are amazingly comfortable. Took a long time to pack up, but we felt very happy and lucky ...

Sailing Across the Channel, Portsmouth - Cherbourg, France travel blog

Sailing Across the Channel

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Sailing across the Channel on Cartman. We might have just got the world record for the slowest ever crossing of the English Channel - it took the entire weekend! We had just enough time in Cherbourg to refuel ourselves with a lovely seafood ...

Storming of the Beaches, Bayeaux, France travel blog

Storming of the Beaches

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... don't know what this Tapestry is, I will give you all a brief history lesson. Back in the 1060's, a little shit went down in France and England, and a guy called Harry became King of England. Willy the Bastard, as he was known, reckoned that Harry said he ...

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... ...

French wine and Belgium chocolates, Rouen, France travel blog

French wine and Belgium chocolates

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... so at least you could look at something other than the car in front and behind. Once off, there was a mad rush driving through France on the other side of the road. Always a fun way to start the morning. We headed over towards S.T.Omer. We were going ...

Saying goodbye to family,Godmother support team., Surrain, France travel blog

Saying goodbye to family,Godmother support team.

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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After sleeping restlessly in the mobile hone, Mikey and I set off in the sunshine to Quineville to have croissants and pain au raisin on the beach. I ate 3 and took 1 for the journey, cycling has so far made me ravenous all the time! Our support team was ...

Juno Beach, Courseulles, France travel blog

Juno Beach

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... lunching on fresh Thai food picked up at the market, we headed to Juno Beach to complete our Canadian military history leg of France. Juno Beach is about a 8km stretch of the coast centred around the town of Courseulles. This is also the location of ...

Stunning Mont-Saint-Michel., Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Stunning Mont-Saint-Michel.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Our next destination was a stunner. We headed away from the World War Two history and set a course for Mont-Saint-Michel, a French monastery which is a quite famous tourist attraction and has appeared in many photos. Driving towards the west coast, ...

transit, Caen, France travel blog

transit

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