Le Manoir de Crepon
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Today, Josh and I took a 3 hour journey, by train and bus, to visit Normandy.
Obviously today was a bit more sombre than previous days of our Paris holiday. We both really wanted to see Normandy, and it was definitely worth the long trip.
We expected to see Canadian memorials at Juno beach, but what really caught us off guard was driving by just regular city parks, and seeing Canadian flags flying ...
... up being a mini-adventure in itself,that included a long walk, a rental desk that moved another mile away and a taxi ride. We finally picked up the car, learned how to work the GPS and navigated our way back to the flat where Kim and Ken had packed up and had our bags ready and waiting.
We set the GPS for Normandy and braved the Parisian traffic, successfully circumventing the Arch de Triomphe ...
... We drove back in to Bayeux for dinner and YAY we found a great hotel with authentic French food for 17 euros each. We shared a baked camembert (OK, now I'm thinking I have to ease up on the camembert!) and David enjoyed some salmon and I had chicken. Even these were drowned in a creamy sauce; oh so delicious. We shared an apple cake. Seems to be a theme here...once again it was a sheet of fluffy pastry, apple on top with ...
... is buried. That's strange, because I thought they would have to die first. She also told us the nuns live in the village outside and only the monks live at the abbey, yet in 2011 we were told only nuns lived there. The abbey is an incredible feat of architecture. It was built on a pyramid-shaped rock. The point is in the nave and a platform is built on top of that, supported by crypts of people who died during the time of construction. We walked ...
... Two other museum visits were divided by a drive to Arromanches beach to see the remains of the British "Mulberry Harbour" just offshore & a film of archival footage from the landings. We ended the day with a walk around the British war cemetery in town where there are graves of many nations including Australian, Canadian, Polish ........ the memorial reads " We, once conquered by William, have now set free the conqueror's native ...