Hotel Villa les Bains
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... wanted to eat! The only place was a brasserie (bar) which sold food. But no fresh seafood. To make matters worse, on our search for restaurants we walked by fresh seafood stands where local fishermen were selling what they had caught fresh that day. I wish we were staying closer to Normandy! Seafood that fresh would have been amazing. I don't think it would have fared well on the three hour journey back to Paris... ...
... over 1000 died in the first 24 hours. It is emotional for everyone seeing it, and even more so, when you walk outside to the peaceful bluffs overlooking the ocean and the farmlands with cows grazing in the background. It is hard to imagine the chaos, destruction and deaths that occurred on the ground we were walking.
From there, we traveled another 30 minutes down the coast to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha beach, ...
... of joining in.
I enjoyed the Camembert this morning as it was fresh and didn't seem quite as pungent as what we had sampled the night before.
We said goodbye and headed off towards Honfluer a seaside town I was keen to visit after hearing rave reviews. Well we certainly weren't disappointed....this was an absolutely gorgeous historical town (Frances 13th most visited). Picture postcard cute - with an old carousel ...
... covered the D-Day invasion (liberation) with a very clever film. The film was in black and white and was divided into two halves using real clips from the Invasion. At the beginning, one side showed the Allied preparation while the other side showed the German preparation. There was no sound. It was a very effective way to present the subject. Fortunately, as we had already been to the beaches, we understood both sides of the screens. We spent over three hours at the museum and ...
... and planes and walked along the beach. Anna and Ben went in search of American footprints in the sand (and probably found some, just not soldiers ones). Then to an Aire at Grandcamp Maisy, a seaside town. The tide was out and the seaweed left on the beach was a bit whiffy. We walked along the seafront, port and back through town. The Aire had started charging an exorbitant price so we moved on towards Bayeux. We detoured to Omaha Beach, another D-day long sandy beach looking ...