Le Grand Hard
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... on our exit).
The Abbey is at the top of a mount in the bay surrounded by a fortified wall which itself is surrounded by the sea at high tide. The Abbey has been used as primarily as a monestary (still is today), a prison, a military fortress in the hundred year war. We have included many pictures as the beauty and architecture is hard to describe. Besides, a pictures is worth a thousand words and ...
... They all seem rammed on top of each other and the pool, toilet blocks and washup seem pretty noisy. So it's a little walk to the showers but only because we've been spoilt! Our pitch is right by the walk to the beach (Omaha Beach, one of the American D Day Landing Beaches). A wander down to the beach before dinner reminded us of where we started this trip all those weeks ago... Chicken curry for dinner then a read before ...
... we took a day trip out to Caen which is one of the bigger cities in that area. Since it was Sunday almost everything was closed but we got to the fortress and explore the Beaux Art museum and the Normandy museum. They were both very interesting. Then we sat down to have a real French meal with all the different courses, it took about 3hours.
On Monday I made my ...
... It’s only a few kilometers from the coast where the famous D-day landings occurred and was the first town to be liberated by the Allied Forces. It’s also the home to a cathedral that rivals that of Paris’ Notre Dame…believe it or not, this little town’s cathedral is just as large! Perhaps the most noteworthy fact is that Bayeux is also home to the famous “Bayeux Tapestry” – commissioned in the 1070’s by William the ...
... time to see the beautiful Bayeux Cathedral, but took pictures of it and some of the other buildings. Our tour guide, Brigitte, said the two other parties' train had been cancelled and then delayed by the strike, so we waited for them and started an hour late.
It was impressive and sobering to see the beaches where so many brave young soldiers died in the paths of the German artillery. We read stories of the Army Rangers, who scaled the cliffs near Omaha Beach ...