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... The ferry is much nicer and bigger than I expected. It has 6 decks below for vehicles, then four or five decks for passengers, with comfy, train-style seats, lounges with really comfy seats, a cafe, a real restaurant (the ship is French), a shop and a lot of open deck space. Not a bad way to spedn six hours, except that this iPad is nearly dead and I can't read my book without ...
There are just never enough hours in a day, or days in a vacation to be able to cover all of the sights that one sets out to see.Though we had intentions of making a day trip to the Loire Valley, and a jaunt to Giverny, we decided that the last couple of days would be spent staying close by in order to avoid wearing ourselves out with excessive travel. I think that we would probably all agree that we could use another week. Just about the time that we have ...
... wide boulevards, idiosyncratic roundabouts, some like miniature woods, gardens or art installations.
The new part has red rocky plateau as a backdrop and some edgy architecture.
Again, the place comes alive after 8, the people know how to have a good time and were incredibly helpful.
We found a good spot to eat and had all the other diners helping out with interpreting the menu. Asparagus in season, red peppers and strawberries... With another ...
... Also a highlight in front of the memorial is a huge plaster sculpture of the kiss - famous picture - solider kissing woman on the day the war ended.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the landing of D-Day. Our tour guide took us through the timeline of how we got to war and what happened during WWII, from a French perspective. What I found most interesting was that they were more terrified of communism then of Hitler. They thought ...
... wounded. Such was Monsieur Gondrée's gratitude to the Liberators that he dug up 98 bottles of Champagne, which he had buried back in 1940 when his country was first occupied by the Germans, to celebrate France's liberty with them! Not all at once I hasten to add! We had coffee at the Café, wrote our postcards and posted them in the little red British postbox which is inside, amongst all the memorabilia! We then went into the Museum and we were ...