Hotel Le Duguesclin
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... was English King Edward the Confessor, who was dying without an heir. He nominated William to succeed him, but that didn't sit well with those in England, who made arrangements for Harold to be crowned instead. William fought for what was rightly his and won. That war was the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and William was William the Conquerer. Later, Eleanor of Aquitaine married the king of England and all of Aquitaine, a large region of western France ...
... slogging froward to a front car. We sit down One by one, we are ousted from our seats by locals who shove their ticket with assigned seats in our faces. We scurry to some empty seats and the train starts to pull away when four more locals came for our seats (We had seats 83 through 88 where we were sitting - just in the wrong car). One nice Frenchman took one of our tickets and found a conductor. It seems we were supposed to be in car 16 and we were in car 14. The Frenchmen ...
... We looked at the names on some of the crosses, walked to the small chapel in the middle to see the next section of crosses. It was time to leave for Paris.
Back in the car we drove through the town of Bayeux. It looked like a really nice town to have a wander through but there was no time. We bought some lunch supplies and we were on our way. There was excitement building as we got close to Paris and spotted the Eiffel tower in the distance. It was all lit up and at one point ...
... mainly sunny
This evening we have all gone bowling. (Le Bowling ! - so not too much of a challenge there)
Photos of the day will appear tomorrow when the teachers find a stronger wifi signal.
All yesterday's messages from the blog site (even the embarrassing ones) were passed on at breakfast
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... br> After leaving the cemetery we headed to Longue Sur Mer where we saw more gun batteries, this time with the guns still in place. It was another beautiful day, so we could see right along the coastline.
We made out way to Arromanches where we decided to try and get a room for the night. We met a most unfriendly woman at the Tourist office, but did manage to get an overpriced room in town ...