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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The service was stellar and I really loved the breakfast bagettes.
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Normandy was really worth a visit. We had a great guide who took George under her wing and asked him lots of questions, some of which he knew the answers to so he was stoked. We spent the morning at the war museum where the guide gave us a lot of insight into what was happening in France leading up to the war and the Normandy invasion. Pretty horrific stuff for the ...
... down the coastline we went to Omaha Beach where there was the disastrous landing by American troops that resulted in the loss of 4,000 men out of 34,500 that attempted to capture the 6-gun battery at La Point du Hoc. After seeing the wide, wide beach and the steep cliffs, it was easy to understand what an almost impossible feat it was for the troops to battle there.
We spent some time at the Normandy ...
We had organised with the US tour group to go with them to the Endurance at Sartilly as they were taking a bus and following along the way. We left in the afternoon, even thought the event started at 8am, but there is not very much to see in Endurance until towards the end.
With Endurance, they do five circuits, with rest stops between each to allow the horses and riders to recover. The horses also need to pass a vet check within 30 minutes ...
... Liberators” – the French talk about how remarkable it was that young men came all the way to France to free them from the Germans. Though there is pride and gratitude had for a military seeking to protect its own, there is something rather powerful about the viewpoint of the French - that young boys traveled across the ocean, fought, and died not to protect their own country or their own people, but to give life back to a country whose people they didn’t even know.
... in to a Memorial that housed a few wall sized maps of the invasion, a huge bronze sculpture and was surrounded by flowers. At one point in our visit we listened silently while they played the national anthem, 3 shots rang out, and the trumpets played Taps, it was quite a powerful experience. As we continued to walk on past the gravestones, we walked to an overlook of Omaha Beach. They also had a map of the invasion and what part of the beach we were looking at. We ventured down ...