Hotel Dormy House
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... that honors the paratroopers that landed and freed the town.
After our long lunch break we made another quick stop near the bridge at La Fière, one of a set of three bridges the Americans took control of from the Germans. The bridges were crucial to the invasion. Then we stopped at Pointe du Hoc, where the Army Rangers scaled the cliffs to capture the point. There are huge bomb craters throughout the area.
Up we got and on our bikes to go and check out where all the Parisians go for the summer. Here's me thinking they were going to be quaint little towns. Well they were quaint but they were not so little. It was about a 12 km ride there and the roads were not too busy. These places are the closest beaches to Paris and there are ...
... we saw a 360 degree film about the first three months of the war in Normandy. There was also a lookout where we could see what is left of the Mulberry Harbor. Concrete barges were towed from England and sunk to make harbor so ships could deliver the equipment the Allies needed. We continued to Arromanches for lunch and more views of the harbor.
After lunch we stopped at Longues-sur-Mer, where we saw the remains ...
... had moules and croque monsieur and frites. How good was that. We are heartily and then finished it off with a butter caramel crepe which we watched the girl make. Yum!!! With our tummies full and our spirits renewed, we went shopping. The boys both got new sweaters which I think the weather suggested. They both look quite good in them. I got nothing, surprise. After walking through the town we then went back to the bus for our return to the riverboat.
... I felt so awkward and embarrassed as they all sat dead still and stared, while the owner began to speak (very fast....gosh I didn't even pick up the bonjour at the beginning...haha). Our attempt at asking for coffee seemed to fall on deaf ears so I practically left David behind and dashed out the door as the man yelled Au revoir. We continued on for another hour before arriving in the most lovely seaside town and we enjoyed ...