Le Grand Hard

La Riviere, Ste.-Marie-du-Mont, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 50480, France | Hotel
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This hotel, located on La Riviere, Ste.-Marie-du-Mont, is near The Airborne Museum, Utah Beach D-Day Museum, Utah Beach, and D-Day Battle Tours.
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    Travel Blogs from Ste.-Marie-du-Mont

    Normandy beaches, D-Day Landing.

    A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell on Oct 05, 2014

    7 photos

    Scene of the June 6th D-Day Landings in WW2. Started by looking around the monuments on the headland at St Côme-de-Fresné. Cinema showing, on a 360 degree, 9 screen set up, old video and film clips of the lead up to the landings. Fresh and windy overlooking the sea. Hard to imagine the thousands coming ashore. Then on to the Musée Debarquement, with lots of good short films and ...

    The final ride

    A travel blog entry by kev-buxton on Oct 05, 2014

    2 comments, 8 photos

    ... ride home which passed off without incident, although Les had a bit of a panic when he was very low on fuel and the '24 hour' petrol station we were aiming for on the A34 was closed!

    On the M1 at junction 25, I waved farewell to Gilly and Les and peeled off towards Nottingham arriving home at 3.30am and ending the trip.

    Miles today - 300
    Total mileage for the trip - 3538


    Telling the Stories

    A travel blog entry by blaurin on Sep 01, 2014

    ... that the American soldiers were just going to be gunned down as there was no protection for them at all! The wonder was that any survived and the sheer bravery they must have had to push on up that cliff!

    With his background, Eric was able to tell us about individual soldiers. One of the saddest stories was about the widow who was told her husband was missing in action and then not told for sixty years that his body had been found ...

    Outsmarting the French train strike

    A travel blog entry by iboersma on Jun 14, 2014

    3 comments, 5 photos

    ... suitcases and backpacks in tow and caught a ride to Gare St. Lazare with high hopes we could fineagle our way on to the 7:43am train to Caen. Long story short, we did make the train and managed to even get four seats next to each other, which was trés lucky as many others had to stand for the 2 hour trip... Making this train was truly serendipitous, as not making it would have thrown our plans for renting a car that ...

    Delayed-Bayeux, a history lesson& friendly french?

    A travel blog entry by kar60 on Jun 27, 2013

    17 photos

    ... feel more solemn and more respectful.

    British headstones contain the name, date of birth and rank as well as a place for the family to provide a final good-bye quote or scripture. Some headstones simply read – Unknown Solider. Reading headstones provided a small glimpse into the lives of the soldiers and what they meant to their families. Most were young, most were male, some surprisingly old (58) married, single, kids no kids. ...