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Travel Blogs from Tregastel-Plage
- We returned to our hotel and as we were parking the car in the car park we noticed 4 cats in this area. (strays?) We walked to a laundry just a few shops away from our hotel to see if Brad could do some washing and drying this evening. It was deserted as it was just after 10pm. We were trying to decippher all the instructions that were written in French. Eventually we decided to leave it as we weren't sure what to do. We went to ...
... conversation was like.
Jan: yum, snails. But why do I need a fork and spoon to eat them? Will they think I am a dumb American if I only use the fork?
Jen: They probably thought you were dumb before you sat down. You might need to save the spoon for course #3 anyway.
Jan: Ok, I thought we were done but I'm guessing there's more dessert following the pre-dessert?
Jen: Did we order one of ...
... D Day beaches to trick the Germans into thinking they were invading somewhere else. They also dropped “glimmers”, which are about a square foot piece of, I guess, plastic, covered with flapping strips of aluminum foil that interfered with German radar. Very cool.
We then drove to Bayeux, another cute town, but not as quite as nice as Honfleur. There is a huge cathedral there built during the 1100’s which we visited. We also saw the Bayeux ...
... building that had been painted to show what it would have looked like during the war.
We then headed 5 minutes down the road to see the Cristecq Battery. This had the biggest guns I have ever seen and also had a great view of the Atlantic Ocean.
From there we continued to head South to another small seaside town called St Marie du Mont. This is where the memorial at Utah Beach is found and it was a great tribute ...
... de la liberté - 'The Sails of Freedom' tall ship festival in Rouen. Millions of attendees, 50 large vessels lining the banks of the River Seine in Rouen. It took us about an hour drive each way. We found street parking and enjoyed the festivities; climbing up and down some of the vessels, French festival food, drinks, and working our way through the crowds.
DAY FOUR: Le Mémorial de Caen - a museum which journeys you ...