Hotel O Gayot
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Today we continued our English history lessons by visiting Faliase, the birthplace and home of William the Conqueror. Those who are regular readers of the blog would know that we have been learning a bit about William the Conqueror over the past month with our visits to the towns of Battle and Hastings in England as well as more recently the Bayeux Tapestry which depicts his battle against King Harold in 1066.
Faliase today, is another quaint French town which ...
... Saint Michel, William The Conquerers Castle and the Bayeux Tapestry. Of course we took in the devastation of the Normandy landings on the towns all around but we also sampled the local tipple Cavados, visited Camambert and sampled the wonderful local cheeses and chose walking trails that provided bucolic vistas to gladden the soul. ...
We start our day mostly refreshed some still effected by jet lag. Our first trip starts with a trip down to the beaches where d day had happened. We first see one of the beaches that the Americans had to fight at, we went for a small stop at Pegasus bridge ...
... was enough for me!We headed back over the bridge, and made a quick detour via Decathlon (again) this time to swap Em's boots for the correct size.... And then after a quick shop in the supermarket we were on the road to Argentan, hoping to find our booked camp site! We got there after about another 45 minutes of driving and the site was probably the best that we've stayed at (just looking at the grass). The weather was still a bit average, ...
Last day today..... Today we had a number of teacher seminars and a talk about Operation Overlord. This took place on a high point overlooking the area we were discussing - the view was breathtaking!! Our last stop for the morning was at the Bayeux cemetery. We weren't there long before we saw quite a crowd forming at the front entrance - we soon learned that there was a WWII vet in our midst! We learned that he was a British observation ...