Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
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After the cathedral, we went to the tapestry museum. Again, Jon waited whilst I went in (his insistence!) What a joy and a wonder! I remember learning about the Bayeux Tapestry at school and drawing Harold with his arrow in his eye. To stand and see the actual cloth... It was an amazing moment. The museum is so well done. The tapestry is stretched out in a darkened corridor, illuminated behind glass. Each visitor has an audio guide ...
Up and sorted and on to our previously scouted site via Carrefour. Bords de l'Aure Campsite, non-ACSI, free (very tricky and temperamental) wifi, awesome showers, cheap rates. A lazy afternoon in the hazy sunshine, catching up with irritating blog syncs and researching Normandy landings. And a quick Skype with Nats, Verity and the little'uns. We then had a very dodgy - uncooked - campsite pizza (with free gifted ...
... and payed! They were going to pick us up at our hotel, so it gave us time to check in. We walked to our hotel and checked in, then waited for the tour. They picked us up on time and we were off! We started at Gold's Beach and the museum, then headed to the British territory, then to the American Cemetery, to Ohmaha Beach, to finally Point de nu. When we got to Ohmaha Beach, people were swimming in the water, which we thought was very disturbing knowing what ...
... came ashore on that fateful day. Many of the men lost their lives moments after entering the water, while others were killed some days later in the fierce fighting that took place in that area. The invasion cost the lives of about 35,000 allied troops and 55,000 German troops.
The American Cemetery is located next to Omaha Beach. It is a quiet, somber place with crosses and star of David markers placed in perfect alignment no matter which ...
... soldiers were given a Jewish star. And if you had been posthumously awarded a medal of honor or silver star– it was noted on your grave stone. (I preferred the British grave stone because if gave at least a glimpse of who the solider was.) All grave stones faced west looking home towards America. Again I don’t know why, but I was comforted by this fact.
Again, we each wandered our separate ways walking the cemetery alone. There ...