Novotel Le Havre Bassin Vauban
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Monday, May 4. We woke up early and had our suitcases by the door for 6:45 so that the porter could take them to the bus. Our bus driver's name was Antonio (Italian) and Ragia our tour director was also Italian. Just a little perk for us! After breakfast we started our long (but pleasant) drive west to Bayeux. We passed through the town of Honfleur …
Today we road the Route du Cidre - a 50km loop around the Cidre vineyards of Normandy. It was fun! There areas many gorgeous little villages, and heaps of Zebra houses! Very typical of the region. We arrived at the final Cidre place, Genevieve. The man was lovely, knew we were Aussies - "cadel evans!!". We bought a bottle of Cidre and sat on his lawn enjoying it in the sun. In the afternoon we went to town and shared a Nutella crepe. ...
We were hungry when we arrived so of course, managed to find the patisserie for a chocolate croissant! So good!!!!!! We wandered around the gorgeous little town, bought a bottle of cider, and enjoyed it back at the van with some baguette and cheese. We stayed at a free Aire just down the road from the town. It was busy, we got almost the last ...
... of the German bunkers. We could see where the Allies had tried to damage them, but the shells just made small dings in the thick (at least 12 to 18 inches) cement walls.
Our final stop was the Bayeux War Cemetery of the British Commonwealth. We saw graves of British and Canadian soldiers. It was moving to see the graves of husbands, fathers and sons.
After a long day we returned to the hotel for supper and sleep. ...
... of the sacrifices made there. We continued the drive along the sea to Pointe du Hoc, where American Rangers scaled the cliff and took possession of the German batteries and guns there. They, like those on Omaha, also took heavy losses. In total about 50,000 Allied forces, and 17,000 French civilians lost their lives as a result of the Normandy invasion. There was even a toll on the livestock – it is estimated that 15,000 cows ...