Le Chateau d'Audrieu
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... place to sleep! It was not the cleanest place but I have experienced worse! Driving in Normandy is well worth it because usually you cannot stay close to the beaches and everything is spread out. I loved getting lost in the countryside and driving through the small towns (just in daylight though!). Driving was not as bad as I expected. Now that I do not have to drive anymore and cannot jinx myself, I did not see 1 serious accident this weekend despite over 250,000 being in ...
I woke up to the quite terrifying noise of something coming through my window. I jumped out of bed and saw the cats on the window still with one cat already in my room. I scared them away so I wouldn't die from my cat allergies before the day even began! Today was a just relax and enjoy Normandy type of day. No real plans after the paratrooper other than to find food. I drove to St Mere Eglise (again) and when I was 10km away, I hit bumper to bumper ...
Between the Beaches of Omaha and Utah are the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. 225 men from Army Rangers 2nd Battalion, launched grappling hooks, climbed bare-handed and used ladders to scale the walls and knock out six 155-mm howitzers that were pounding them men and the boats at the beaches of Utah and Omaha.
"It was a nearly 100-meter-high cliff, with perpendicular sides jutting out into the Channel. It looked down on Utah Beach to the left ...
10 Aug 2013
Going to bed at 2 Am and waking at 6.15 Am I have done before but it is getting harder. With pain I managed to get up this morning. 45 minutes… and we were on our way. A few hours later we passed the first cemeteries of the Flanders fields where, amongst the millions of others, many Australians have lost their lives in the first world war. Perhaps on the way back we can give ...
... of scaling these cliffs to take Pointe du Hoc from the Germans, despite their significant gun battery and manpower at the top of the Pointe. Due to the tides, the rangers had just 30 minutes to scale these cliffs. The first Ranger made it up within 5 minutes. However, only 150 Rangers survived this. When they got to the top, they found that the actual guns had been moved by the Germans; after a fight, they were able to take control of the point. Because of the issues with the rest ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed