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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel l'Ecrin Honfleur
Period hotel, good location
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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 ...
... tours towards visiting Omaha Beach to suit all the Americans on board. We were waiting in line at the car rental booth when some other Canadians showed up looking to rent without a reservation. We ended up splitting the cost and sharing the vehicle. It was a win/win and it turned out having the extra sets of eyes was helpful in navigating. Bob and Sue are our new friends. That's right Jim and Sue, we made some new friends. If we start calling you Bob and ...
... br> After that we headed back to our hotel, which was an hour and 15 minutes away. We didn't get back until 7:30PM.
Saturday morning we headed out again to Juno beach and the Juno Beach Museum. This is where the Canadians landed. This museum was dedicated to them.
After that we headed over to Utah beach and the Utah Beach Landing Museum.
All of the beaches ...
... a flower-covered café (we bought beautiful tea-party ready sunflower salt and pepper shakers), and we walked down the cobblestone street through the town.
We’re not sure where the tourists all went, but apparently they didn’t get the memo that the rest of the town puts Monet’s home and garden in the right context and is where the real non-touristy magic lies. We walked past shops and homes oozing with charm and ended up at a little church and cemetery ...
... painter. On display are works by other impressionists, many of whom stayed and worked at Saint Simeon farm house on the outskirts of Honfleur. It also housed 20C artists including Dufy which Denys particularly wanted to see. The museum also has a large collection of Normandy head-dresses and costumes. Some of which we were privileged to see being worn by local dancers who came ...