Villages Hotel Caen Memorial

Route De St Gabriel, Caen, Basse-Normandie, Normandy, 14280 , France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Caen

The Bayeux Tapestry

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... is amazing! It has survived the burning down of the Cathedral where it hung, the French revolution, two world wars, and countless other things. At one point it was used as a tarp to cover supplies during a military transport.

It is also fascinating artistically. For example, artists did not understand, at this point in time, how to display the body in 2 dimensions or how to create movement etc. So everything ...

France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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... the events that led up to the Norman conquest of England. Mr. Bond referred to it as "like a comic strip that tells the story". As a visitor enters the room, he is handed a listening device that walk him through the story, scene by scene. This is very well done and really enhances the ...

Bayeux France

A travel blog entry by fixedwingatp

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... Now we are all relaxed as we spent time in town walking down the narrow streets and visiting all of the little shops that line them. It was fun buying pastries and books from French shopkeepers that didn't speak a lick of English. The food here is ...

A day so cold it matched the chill in my heart.

A travel blog entry by melannie.allen

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... also the equipment they carried with them. There is also a section with video footage from the veterans who survived the débarquement telling their story and their experience of those days. It was so amazing to hear from them. I have always wished that I could have heard that from my grandfather but I never could because he died long before I was ever born. So watching the videos of those veterans who were there on the same day, at the same time as ...

Day 8, travelling to Bayeux and D-Day Beaches

A travel blog entry by whibj

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... breakfast about 9am and it was quiet - tour groups well and truly gone for the day. We enjoyed boiled eggs again where you cook them yourself in an immersion bath with little holders - see image. After checking our route with front desk we headed off for Bayeux - about a 30 minute drive from here. The drive was pleasant through some lovely countryside and incident free!! Knowing a little more about French signs etc really helps. Luckily, we found a park and it ...

Location

This hotel, located on Route De St Gabriel, Caen, is near Memorial of Caen, Peace Museum, Festyland Parc, and Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie).
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