Chateau de Flottemanville
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... D-day so even though we have done quite a bit we put our glad rags on and drove down to Omaha beach. This beach is where the Americans landed and where they filmed the movie 'Saving Private Ryan'. Lots of young American men died on this beach on the 6th June in 1944. When we arrived at the beach they had set up two long tables spanning a very long length of the boardwalk where about 1500 people had brought their dinner to sit and celebrate the success of D-Day ...
The trip on the ferry was the first time for us. The crossing last 18
hours. We were for most of us feeling bad on the boat. We had
generous meals : for dinner, we had chips and for breakfast we
had plenty of things to eat and to drink : bread, croissant, hot
chocolate, orange juice... but we couldn't eat everything !
Today we experienced a place that was once Hell on Earth! On June 6th 1944, a massive Allied assault on the Normandy coastline aimed to liberate France and drive into Nazi Germany, infamously known as D-Day or operation Overlord. Today the beach is beautiful although a monument has been added, Les Braves, that is a constant reminder of what happened on ...
... the tour guide was funny (even though he wouldn't stop flirting with these girls!) and we saw the beautiful Irish countryside. Belfast was...different. We immediately saw the terrible history that happened there and it is still something I do not expect in a first world nation-especially among Christians. It still taught us a lot and I would do another black cab tour! I will never forget the multiple times we tried talking to the locals only to be thwarted by the Norn ...
... And there were a few blokes walking around in uniforms and a lot of American accents, especially considering how remote we were (or as remote as you can be in France). I realised later that it probably had something to do with Remembrance Day approaching, a big national holiday in France. Back at the car, I gave Elle her first lesson in a manual. She did quite well, but was nowhere near confident enough to drive on the real roads. So we resumed our usual positions; ...