B&B Caen Mémorial
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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... Atlantic wall, field guns, and memorials. Then you have the opportunity to walk on to the beach. It is the strangest sensation to walk from a museum where you have been looking at photos and videos of fighting, death, and destruction... and then walk on to a beach where children are playing in the surf and kite surfers are out on the water enjoying the windy day. Life goes on, I suppose.
We had a bit of ...
... faced and felt. The beeches go on for miles. Im reminded that the beeches are kept as they were since 1944. No commercial tack or big hotels. Empty beaches for people to visit, reflect and remember. We saw St Vast la Hougue, Utah, Ste Marie du-Mont, Grandcamp Maisy, Omaha and Gold Beach and ...
... had to climb the cliffs to capture the German battery. We were able to tour that German complex. There are giant crater holes all around it where bombs fell. Short video of the bunker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_1Yi51 5Mn8
From there, we went to the German Cemetery. Very different from the American. See the pictures below.
Long day. Lot to think about. Getting ready to go out for a nice dinner.
... beaches themselves and showed us the remnants of these installations. Throughout this, he was also telling us the stories and painting the picture for us of what the soldiers faced.
On Gold Beach, I had to take a picture of two elderly women sitting in their wheel chairs on the beach and playing cards!
We then went to the American Cemetery, which is where the Germans were placed above Omaha Beach. So you looked down and ...
... we were staying in Paris.
We had dinner at about 9:30 after our parents returned from an epic grocery shop outside of town and we all made stir-fry and rice at an impressive rate, probably due to the fact that we were all relatively hungry at this point.
When determining what we should do for the evening, Lauren suggested we do a puzzle, where my dad immediately stated that puzzles can take days. Now while, that in itself does ...
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