Hotel Bois Joli
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- Free parking
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... from the others due to the hitstorical events that have taken place. From William the Conqueror to more recently being the last town liberated by the allies in WW2 which heralded the end of the battle Normandy.
In WW2 85% of the town was destroyed, however due to impressive reconstruction efforts the town is today a thriving and beautiful town to visit.
Our primary purpose for coming today was to visit Falaise Castle. The castle is known in French as, ...
... Saint Michel, William The Conquerers Castle and the Bayeux Tapestry. Of course we took in the devastation of the Normandy landings on the towns all around but we also sampled the local tipple Cavados, visited Camambert and sampled the wonderful local cheeses and chose walking trails that provided bucolic vistas to gladden the soul. ...
... where the hoarse planes where used for stealth attacks. We then went the museum that holds the real Pegasus bridge and models of the tanks and planes used in the battle of World War Two, with great stories and artefacts that remained after the ...
... it was already getting late and I was keen to try to see Pegasus bridge, a key bridge across the Orne that was a critical target during the D-Day landings to ensure that the German Tanks couldn't cross and attack the landing forces at Sword Beach. We didn't have time to stop at the museum, but managed to cross the new version of the bridge (the original was replaced for something a little larger, but exactly the same design) and then seeing ...
... participated in the D-Day landings. He was just 17 years old at the time. He said when the boat ramp went down his comrades told him he had to go first because he was the youngest. He thought for sure he would be killed. He also commented on all the pretty ladies in France! :)) The rest of the day was spent wandering the streets of Bayeux and then finished the evening off with a group dinner. Another great day....ready to come home - miss my ...