Ibis Budget Caen Mondeville
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today we had a bit of a lay in coz we can coz we are on holidays;-) We headed into the large metropolis of Bayeux to do some grocery and wine shopping and I was so surprised to find the wine we had at my end of 39th year birthday dinner at this little posh French restaurant in the Emporium in the Valley however that was in 2007 and it cost my darling husband $72.00 at the time, yesterday it cost €9. I think I have found my drink for France as it is ...
The trip from Le Havre to Omaha Beach took a couple of hours, we arrived around 11am this morning. It started out as a miserable wet day at Le Havre but the sun was out when we arrived here. Our first stop was the Omaha Beach museum but like everything else in France, it is closed for the winter. Took a couple of pics and headed for the beach. Wow, not what I expected. From everything I have seen on these landings, ...
... of raised eyebrows and I think her mother may have had words with her when she came out because she looked very stern, but the girl was just laughing. She couldn't care less. Luckily, I walked out just as David was paying for breakfast, after experiencing his own long line for food. I was starving and dying for a drink, so it was much appreciated. Mont St-Michel is in Normandy, in the north-west of France. As we travelled past fertile fields and ...
... to see inside. Beautiful soaring space, slender stone columns holding aloft the vaulted stone ceiling, stained glass and hush, it was lovely. Came out and returned towards home with a detour to Balleroy. Like our trip to Combourg, we came into town and there were no signs to the chateau. The road curved left and went up a very long, very wide boulevard, incongruous in what seemed a rather seedy little town. Up the long hill we went and decided to turn around at ...
... m glad that I could experience it.
Just below the cemetery is Omaha Beach. While the kids dipped their feet in the Atlantic, I climbed the hill side and saw remnants of the German fortifications. There were several monuments to the 1st Division (Big Red One) and the military engineers. The latter group arrived with the first wave of American troops to destroy the obstacles that the Germans had placed on the beach and beneath the surface of the water.