Mercure Cabourg Hippodrome
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... in batches, as each bus was already full by the time they reached us at the last stop before the I abbey, so only a few could squeeze on at once. Alternatively, there is also a walking platform from the village to the abbey, but that would take at least an hour and we weren't given that option. Eventually we all gathered and started the "200 or 300" step climb to the top (it was 357). We passed the cemetery where the guide told us everyone who lives on ...
... covered the D-Day invasion (liberation) with a very clever film. The film was in black and white and was divided into two halves using real clips from the Invasion. At the beginning, one side showed the Allied preparation while the other side showed the German preparation. There was no sound. It was a very effective way to present the subject. Fortunately, as we had already been to the beaches, we understood both sides of the screens. We spent over three hours at the museum and ...
... not far from Camembert, as well as several other villages that local fromage varieties bare their name such as Pont-l’Eveque. You can smell a fromagerie a mile away, and we happily tasted a few of the local varieties.
One last stop before arriving in Paris – the flower filled streets of Giverny. It was drizzly and rainy, but we happily walked along Rue Claude Monet with its picture perfect cottages covered in vines and pretty little ...
... mainly Gothic but with some lovely Norman bits and an unusual crypt.
We end up in the crypt with an English school party, and the teacher was a very informative guide.
One thing that we did notice after Spain and Portugal is that as France is a secular country with a clear division between State and the Church, by ...
... could visit here at least once. I have learned so much, and now I want to see additional WW II documentaries and read more about it once we get home.
After the exhibits at Arromanches (which is only the beginning of the sites and memorials to see in this area), we went to a market in town and gathered our dinner for tonight, which was especially delicious. We had a couscous dish, an order of ratatouille, a fresh cucumber, a small baguette ...