Novotel Caen Cote de Nacre
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So I got a mild version of what abbey had at 12 last night. Was ******** myself (literally and figutatively) thinking if it didn't go away no way would be on our tour today. Fortunately it was quick to go. Bus early. Been to Rouen - famous for Joan of Arc. Then Honfleur for lunch then Omaha Beach. Another amazing Cemetery with lovely memorials, …
By Kevin The morning started out like the rest, get up, eat, get on the bus, sleep a little, etc... But soon we started to visit some of the most solemn places in all of France, the beaches of Normandy. We started at Le pointe de Hoc, where the rangers landed on D-Day, from there we walked among some of the German bunkers passing beside 70 year old …
... Then, just before 1pm, it was time to make our way to the abbey on the rock. In 2011, our bus drove right up to the rock and parked outside. When we were looking out over the bay from up the top, we were told the car park would not be there the following year. And it's not. Instead, visitors have to park away from the site, before the restaurant, and catch shuttle buses closer to the rock, before walking the final 10 minutes to the site. We had to ...
... out in a u-shaped room; upon entering the room, you are handed an audio device that tells the story depicted on the tapestry. it is very timely as you walk slowly along listening to the story and the details of the pictures - while it is continuous, there are 57 "segments" that are numbered above (on the tapestry itself) that allow you to keep up with the narrative. It was easier to understand the pictures than it was the hieroglyphics we saw in Egypt. So, what is the story ...
Today we were going to take in two completely different historical places, Bayeux and Le Mont San Michel or St. Michael's Mount, a big day ahead.
We arrived in Bayeux only to find all the inner city roads closed and poor old Tom Tom couldn't handle it. We finally parked the car and walked to the centre of the old town with its cobble stone streets and very old buildings all very beautiful. Signs led us to the famous Bayeux Tapestry and we just beat the ...