Grand Hotel du Luxembourg
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Normandy was really worth a visit. We had a great guide who took George under her wing and asked him lots of questions, some of which he knew the answers to so he was stoked. We spent the morning at the war museum where the guide gave us a lot of insight into what was happening in France leading up to the war and the Normandy invasion. Pretty horrific stuff for the ...
This is basically our last day in Bayeux as we leave tomorrow morning. The last few days have been taken up with watching the final events at WEG which were the carriage events and showjumping.
we all went to see the Marathon, which involved 4 horses going through obstacles towing a carriage! It was pretty spectacular as we had never seen this type of event before. We had two Australians in the event, Gavin Robson, who did well but was never ...
... with a heavy mist which made this somber memorial even more moving.
We learned than many in France supported the Germans during the war, but there were just as many people opposed the regimen and formed the famous Resistance movement. In recent years the French have begun the painful process of acknowledging their part in helping the Germans exterminate Jewish people and are now teaching a more accurate ...
... for the fact that they were unseen under the water.
Francois gave us a few minutes to ourselves on Omaha to explore before we went to our next tour stop. Walking along the beach, seeing the actual location where so much pain, loss, heroism, bravery, and courage occurred was humbling. In the exact spot where we were standing, undoubtedly a young boy had bled and died. Sorry if this seems dramatic, it was just truly that moving to think about. We tried to picture the thousands ...
... day so not very busy on the beach. Then back along past lots of big grand old houses to the centre which was interesting. Lots of very large half-timbered buildings. After some house work and shopping in the morning we left Deauville and drove 15km up to Honfleur. It was predictably very busy but we managed to find somewhere to park and walked back into the little centre built around a harbour. Very quaint, and nice to see it on a sunny day - it had been raining on out first trip ...