Grand Hotel de l'Esperance
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel de l'Esperance Lisieux
VERY small rooms, but clean and a nice location. Lovely and friendly town
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I loved Musee d'Orsay! But I could have spent all day here! We saw many Monet and other impressionist paintings. Afterwards, we drove to Giverny, Monet's inspiration. It was lovely.
After Giverny, we drove to Lisieux, a charming little town in northern France. It happened to be the anniversary of D-day. There were signs in the windows of shops …
... Lunch was roast duck with French style apple pie for dessert, very nice. During the afternoon we visited the landing beaches. Pointe du Hoc still has a lot of the original craters from the allied bombings which George had great fun running in and out of. There were mostly oldies on the tour and they though that George was hilarious. We saw the German batteries with ...
... an elderly passenger asking if I'd help them with something. It's becoming almost expected. I always help them out the best that I can if for no other reason that I think it's quite cool when an 80+ person asks me if I can help them with their FaceTime or send a text message. How cool is that, really?? Tomorrow we're back to Southampton where a lot of passengers will be leaving us and a whole new bunch who we'll be crossing the Atlantic with. For us, a day of ...
... br> After that we headed back to our hotel, which was an hour and 15 minutes away. We didn't get back until 7:30PM.
Saturday morning we headed out again to Juno beach and the Juno Beach Museum. This is where the Canadians landed. This museum was dedicated to them.
After that we headed over to Utah beach and the Utah Beach Landing Museum.
All of the beaches ...
... at a boy about 8 years old runs up to me and asks if he could light my candle. He was so excited and proud to light it for me - it was precious and so joyful. I continued around the main church and then made my way to the crypt. I was notified yesterday that a crypt's purpose is not to bury people in, but the word means hidden where people could worship if the main church was destroyed (I think). The crypt for the Saint Therese Basilica ...