Chateau de Flottemanville
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... maintained. It overlooks Omaha beach and as the tide was out I got a better idea of what took place on 6 June 1944. It is obvious the Americans hold their war dead in such high esteem, the grounds are pristine and there is not a thing out of place. If you could call a graveyard beautiful, then this place is beautiful. Time for a pit stop back at our apple orchard again for the night before we head to Le Mont St Michel tomorrow. It was a wonderful ...
... this bunker is the original German gun used to mow down thousands of GI's and when you get up close you can still see the bullet marks on the outside where the GI's shot at the Germans inside the bunker. Similar to the opening scenes in Saving Private Ryan where the boys took the bunker right up on the beach. We came upon a bridge that the American army engineers built in 2 weeks, this bridge carried troops, ...
... 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 role these bunkers had in the overall war effort of the Germans.
After spending about an hour at Longues-sur-Mer we packed up and headed to our next destination just a handful of kilometers to the west - Omaha Beach and the American Memorial Cemetery. This is really ground zero for the American assault on D-Day, so we were anticipating it greatly. A ...
... 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; ...