Fasthotel Caen Memorial

Rue du Clos Barbey, Saint-Contest, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14280, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Saint-Contest

Homeward bound

A travel blog entry by startrailers

... swelling up and down nicely!
Find seats in a 'free' lounge and settle down to catch up on our sleep.
We'll soon be home, after almost 5000 miles.
Then it will be tackling a MH full of dirty washing, over 2 months post and the accounts to find out how much all this has ...

Normandy, land of cheese, cidre and sobering tales

A travel blog entry by travels.with.br

5

... heroism from both the troops and the locals. The Canadians played a massive part and it was they who finally freed the town by removing the last remaining Germans - 50 Hitler youth holed up in the girls' school.
One man was executed by the Germans for being a spy, his crime? Keeping homing pigeons which he could have used to communicate with the English!
It was fascinating and humbling to read the tragic tales and, as seems to be the way with ...

Je suis fatigue - I'm pooped!

A travel blog entry by susannarachel

11

... the man that built it in the 16th century built it as a hunting lodge, built a church and then the village grew up around. Kept it in his family until there were no more heirs, so it was sold. During WWII it was used as a German military hospital and in 1977 it had fallen into disrepair with the owner unable financially to maintain it. It was sold then to an American - a soldier who had come there a week after D-Day, called Malcolm Forbes, the founder of ...

Ireland, England, Normandy Review

A travel blog entry by abryan124

... city of a million things to do! In some regards, I wish we had more time there but everything is so expensive compared to other countries! I don't think I will stay in that area again but it was good for the first few days where we did a lot of tourist attractions and the bus line went straight to them. There is so much history in London and it was fun to be apart of the city. I would say one of my favorite things to do was the London a Eye because we had good weather and ...

Arromanches and Omaha

A travel blog entry by amcleod56

19

... up...and I was not packing 70 pounds on my back. I made it and went into the cemetery. If one can call a cemetery beautiful, this one is. On the cliff overlooking the beach close to 9400 American soldiers and 1 Canadian sleep for all eternity. Of course, Saving Private Ryan has made this cemetery the most well known, but it is truly a special place. I saw the graves of 2 of the 4 of the Niland brothers on whom the story of Private Ryan was based. ...

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This hotel, located on Rue du Clos Barbey, Saint-Contest, is near Peace Museum, Memorial of Caen, Festyland Parc, and Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie).
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