Chateau de Quineville
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... I also grabbed a little bottle of French Champagne to cheers my birthday friends. After shopping we headed to Longues Sur Mer which is where the 4 big guns are left from the Normandie landings, part of the Atlantic Wall built by Hitler as a last line of defence against the Allies. Quite a sight to behold. Next we headed to Colleville where the American Cemetery is located. What a sombre time. There are just over 9,000 graves at this site and it ...
... br> In 1874, the abbey was handed over to the French
government with the aim of preserving the abbey for the ages. Emmanuel
Fremiet's famous gilt statute of St. Michael was added to the spire in
1897. Currently, Monks live and work here again, just as in medieval
times, and you can join them for daily mass at 12:15 pm.
We are here on the Normandy beaches just about a month after the 70 year anniversary of the D Day landings. There are flags flying in the villages but I'm not sure whether they are a permanent fixture, or left over from the celebrations. We begin our drive at Utah Beach and continue along the coast, passing Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword Beaches. Stopping off at the ...
The second place we visited was Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux). The tapestries tell about the rise and fall of William the Conquerer from the 10th century. The tapestries were completed over time by various women.
There are beautiful Poppy fields everywhere in this part of France.
Following the trench warfare, which took place in the poppy fields ...
... Apparently after the last ice age (3,000BC) the Gauls who were the natives of France at the time were able to walk across to England and it is believed that the Gauls are the ones who erected the stones at Stonehenge. We followed the Seine River to the town of Rouen where we had lunch - a Homer burger for me and fries for Anne. I am still trying to enforce a McDonalds and Pizza Hut embargo. Rouen has a church that ...