Hotel Santa Cecilia

25 avenue des Allies, Houlgate, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14510, France | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located on 25 avenue des Allies, Houlgate, is near Calvados Boulard.
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    Travel Blogs from Houlgate

    Normandy

    A travel blog entry by levos on Sep 10, 2014

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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 ...

    Normandy Beaches and Monet Gardens

    A travel blog entry by shirley-george on Sep 06, 2014

    16 photos

    ... 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 ...

    Telling the Stories

    A travel blog entry by blaurin on Sep 01, 2014

    ... beaches themselves and showed us the remnants of these installations. Throughout this, he was also telling us the stories and painting the picture for us of what the soldiers faced.

    On Gold Beach, I had to take a picture of two elderly women sitting in their wheel chairs on the beach and playing cards!

    We then went to the American Cemetery, which is where the Germans were placed above Omaha Beach. So you looked down and ...

    Outsmarting the French train strike

    A travel blog entry by iboersma on Jun 14, 2014

    3 comments, 5 photos

    ... degree street to reach the local lighthouse.

    Tomorrow (Sunday) is market day here, so we're all prepped and ready to buy some supplies for our stay here. We're aiming to cook as much as possible since we have a full kitchen, so we'll update you on how our open-air market adventure goes tomorrow.

    Until then - take care all and we'll be back later on for another installment.

    Ian and la famille
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    Heaven in Normandy

    A travel blog entry by bigtravelfamily on May 04, 2014

    37 photos

    ... from 20th century history, we traveled to Mont Saint Michel, which dates from 1000 years ago. The Abbey sits on top of a massive rock platform and appears like something out of a Disney movie as we approached by car. We arrived by bus at low tide and the Mont dominates the surrounding area. The climb to the Abbey takes you through a narrow alley with shops on either side and provides a surprisingly picturesque view despite the obvious commercialization. Entering the Abbey, ...