Chateau de Flottemanville
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... at the best of times but to actually stand here and imagine those real events; unbelievable. We made our way up the beach and over the top of bunker remains to the American memorials and then on to the cemetery. Dogs aren't allowed on the "hallowed ground" so Jon went first and then we swapped. Absolutely beautifully done. A long winding path overlooking the sea leads to immaculately placed ...
... was purring like a kitten once more. We were lucky we spotted so quickly and managed to turn the engine off before it blew on us, so no big repair bill or time lost so everything started looking rosy again. We were now 5 hours behind Peter & Hetty the couple who left with us so we decided instead of waiting for the next day we would ride the tide to St Vaast wait for a few hours then catch the tide again into Cherbourg, we couldn't ...
... It is estimated that on D-Day alone almost 2,500 American lives were lost.
It was hard to imagine the atrocities that occurred on this now beautiful beach or how it might have sounded on that dark day, but having visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the vast number of lives lost hits home. The cemetery was stunning ...
... tunnels long overgrown by vegetation. The entire area around Pointe du Hoc was severly bombed by the Allies, as they sought to "soften up" the Gerrman forces in preparation for the Rangers' asault so there are gigantic craters everywhere (some 20 feet deep) and many destroyed bunkers. It's an eerie feeling walking among the cratered landscape.
... 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; ...