Campanile Cherbourg La Glacerie
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to check out the nearest boulangerie for tomorrows croissant and the local supermarket where we bought a bargain bottle of gold medal winning wine for only £3.60 to toast our first night in France.....happy days!
The campsite is brilliant, we have a huge pitch with hedging on 3 sides for privacy, there is every amenity you could wish for including wifi and free use of the sauna, and all for only £12 per night!
... the D-Day landings.
The cemetery is the biggest and grandest of all the cemeteries that we visited - well it is American isn't it! Its location is on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach.
To describe it simply - it is magnificent.
After getting through the stringent security checks, X-ray machine, wand etc, we spent some time in the Normandy Visitor Centre much of which is ...
... of the beach areas have been rebuilt into popular resort towns on the Normandy coast; the bunkers and barbed wire have been removed, bomb craters filled, and the areas reclaimed. Even the Phoenixes at Mulberry Harbor are slowly disappearing with storms and age.
One of the most poignant -- and joyous -- things we saw was a small child building sand castles on Sword ...
... all over the USA. Oh, everyone in the parade was from the USA, no one from France. Everytime they announced it they were kept saying, 1200 American musicians and students! Anyways, in between the bands came the ROTC units. And finally, the veterans who helped free St Mere Eglise and other paratroopers came down in jeeps. I still don't know how there was actually a parade. Many of the people had to hold the banners sideways because the parade path was so tiny. ...
... Josiah got to sound an actual WWII air raid siren, and he played 'The Final Countdown' on a piano that the Germans had in their command post. We saw murals on the walls of the German command post painted by German soldiers during the occupation. It's just hard to believe that these things happened where we were standing. And the beaches are just beaches, but I couldn't help but see scenes from Saving Private Ryan and imagine what happened there. There are ...