Hostellerie du Lion d'Or
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There is nothing to raise the spirits high like a blue sky morning, a good hot shower, a leisurely breakfast that includes apple tart and the promise of a good day trip.
Today we plug Monet's Garden into the GPS. Naggy Maggy seems to pick the shortest routes between two points, rather than the quickest. In fact, much in France is slow... The tourism office is closed 12-2pm for lunch, we can't get a hot meal in ...
... the English and the French. It's site, however, offers stunning views up and down the Seine Valley.
A couple of passenger river cruise boats are docked nearby and a cargo boat passes by. We eat our lunch with the white swans to the sound of the river.
Then we surrender again to Naggy Maggy and her instructions for the drive into Rouen Cathedral. It's a one hour drive through small villages, mown fields and woodlands.
Rouen Notre Damę Cathedral ...
... men and equipment could then be easily brought ashore. In an attack akin to Gallipoli, thousands died but the assault successfully drove the German forces back and eventually resulted in the liberation of France. The remains of those pontoons lie out to sea in a 180° vista, looking like a collection of distant submarines.
We call at the Cinema Circulaire atop the Arromanche hill where two of the enormous pontoons sit along with memorial plaques and wreaths from ...
... but I thought she should at least see some of the battle history. We first stopped in St. Mere-Eglise which is where the American airborne troops landed. If you remember the scene in "The Longest Day", it is where the American soldier got hung up in the church steeple -- Red Buttons played the part. We did not see any of the beautiful museum there because I will be back ...
Monet's Garden – 4th July
A slower start this morning – hanging around
our apartment in the Morais district. It’s really nice round here and people
are very friendly. We shopped for yummy cheeses and breads and I found a lovely
white top – Craig won’t ...