Hotel Santa Cecilia
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... VERY narrow roads, I find a park and we walk back. Lunch first, yummy as always and then we go in search of the museum where the Bayeux Tapestry is kept. We get sidetracked by the Cathedral and spent almost an hour in there reading about Saint Therese of Lisieux - very interesting. We eventually found the museum and took an audio guided tour of the Bayeux tapestry which tells the tale of how William the *******, Duke of Normandy ...
... along the line to see all 74 numbered scenes of the tapestry. It proved an effective way to moved a never ending line of tourists through a long dark tunnel.
The tapestry and the story it told was truly amazing and probably a highlight moment of our trip overall. The kids' audioguide called it a giant comic book, and it is pretty much that -- and necessarily so for an illiterate populace. While debate still rages about where the tapestry was created, and who ordered its creation, ...
... him, I went back to our "Motel 6." Lo and behold, 15 minutes later, Tom walked in. We were both hungry so we headed back into town for dinner.
Tomorrow we are headed back to our timeshare and will be settled for a few days until we go to Paris on Saturday.
... were staying. Two American paratroopers landed in her pasture in the middle of the night and knocked on her door. She fed them and hid them in her attic for 3 days until the Germans had left the area and then they left to meet up with their units. The grandmother also met a Canadian soldier who was an Indian who wore a necklace of ears from the German soldiers he had killed. Quite the trophy. Then on to the town of Saint Mere Eglise where the story of a U.S. Paratrooper who got ...
... here at least once. I have learned so much, and now I want to see additional WW II documentaries and read more about it once we get home.
After the exhibits at Arromanches (which is only the beginning of the sites and memorials to see in this area), we went to a market in town and gathered our dinner for tonight, which was especially delicious. We had a couscous dish, an order of ratatouille, a fresh cucumber, a small baguette and camembert ...