Fasthotel Caen Memorial

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

The Bayeux Tapestry

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... is amazing! It has survived the burning down of the Cathedral where it hung, the French revolution, two world wars, and countless other things. At one point it was used as a tarp to cover supplies during a military transport.

It is also fascinating artistically. For example, artists did not understand, at this point in time, how to display the body in 2 dimensions or how to create movement etc. So everything ...

France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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This morning after a delicious breakfast at the hotel we walked several blocks through this picturesque community to see the Bayeux Tapestry. This amazing work of art dates back to the 1070s, around the time of the construction of the Bayeux Cathedral. It's about 230 feet long and depicts - scene ...

Bayeux France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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What an incredibly beautiful town we found when we visited Bayeux! This was such a relaxing stop on our whirlwind journey. After sleeping on the floor of the ferry the previous night, we actually had a real bed in a real hotel room with a real shower ...

A day so cold it matched the chill in my heart.

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... when one sees the rows of white crosses and stars for the soldiers of the Americans who died and then on goes and views the black crosses of the Germans who died, (one cross for I think two or three soldiers as they are interned 10 at a time because their casualties were so great) one is provoked to wonder why? What was it all for? So many precious lives wasted. Was it worth it? of course it is, many among us, maybe even ourselves, wouldn't be free ...

Bruges - Paris - Bayeux by train

A travel blog entry by abi.latham

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... and free to go inside! The pictures I have loaded up are of parts that date back to 1100 to the stained glass around 1400.

Our free three course dinner was at a charming little place right next to the cathedral. We enjoyed seafood salad and onion soup for starters, steak with camembert sauce and a chicken skewer (marinated and very good) for mains, and lemon meringue tart and apple tart for dessert. Portions were not large but ...

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