Pierre & Vacances Residence Omaha Beach
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Today we had a bit of a lay in coz we can coz we are on holidays;-) We headed into the large metropolis of Bayeux to do some grocery and wine shopping and I was so surprised to find the wine we had at my end of 39th year birthday dinner at this little posh French restaurant in the Emporium in the Valley however that was in 2007 and it cost my darling husband $72.00 at the time, yesterday it cost €9. I think I have found my drink for France as it is ...
... this bunker is the original German gun used to mow down thousands of GI's and when you get up close you can still see the bullet marks on the outside where the GI's shot at the Germans inside the bunker. Similar to the opening scenes in Saving Private Ryan where the boys took the bunker right up on the beach. We came upon a bridge that the American army engineers built in 2 weeks, this bridge carried troops, ...
We decided to stay another day and night in Normandy to do some justice to the region besides its sad 20th century history (and probably because we are now actively trying to delay the impending end of our trip!). Unfortunately, it began hosing down with rain late Sunday evening and was still going well into Monday. Therefore, we had a late start on Monday after lunch and headed out to a cider farm called Les ...
... specific and would only talk about what happened on that spot. The museum was well done and gave a good overview of what happed in all places. They also had a short film to watch with real footage from WWII.
After the museum we drove to the famous Omaha Beach, one of the American landing sites. The les Braves monument caught the eye but otherwise Omaha is just a very long beach. It is ...
... high cliffs. The Germans thought they were safe as they thought that the cliffs would bring them and easy view to attack. There are five main beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword that stretch along the Normandy coastline.
We also visited the Overlord Museum that explained what happened leading up to the battle as well as how the battle was fought and won.