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50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
It's safe to say there’s nothing in the world quite like this magical island, topped by a medieval monastery that rises out of the bay like a heavenly apparition. It’s said that, early in the 8th century, a bishop in nearby Avranches...
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Étretat, France
A small village in Normandy. The rocks inspired Monet and continue to inspire the visitors.
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14710 Vierville-sur-Mer, France
June 6, 1944: "Bloody" Omaha Beach saw terrible losses among the 1st and 29th US Divisions, the most costly of the D-Day battles. The sculpture, "Les Braves," by Anilore Banon, was commissioned by the French government to celebrate the 60th...
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14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
The cemetery site is a memorial to those whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. The spot sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel and it quite beautiful. You can't help to feel drawn in by the...
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Rue Général Kœnig, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Église, France
On the surface it might seem a bit out of place that a church honors warriors with beautiful stained glass. But in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village liberated by the Allies on the morning of June 6, 1944, the central church on the square...
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Étretat, France
Étretat is best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed "needle". These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet, and were featured prominently...
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Étretat, France
We got to Étretat in the late afternoon - early evening and right away we wanted to go hike the cliffs. We were pleased to find out the hike was very accessible and of easy to moderate difficulty. Somebody completely out of shape, like me, could...
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Normandy, France
One of the most special gardens we've visited is also one of the less well-known. Jardin de la Petite Rochelle is a private garden that's open for only a handful of days every year, and we were fortunate to be travelling in the area on one of...
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2 Rue des Fers Chauds, 61110 Moutiers-au-Perche, France
Located in a quiet section of Normandy, Villa Fol Avril is an inn with impeccable service and lovely rooms. Owners Philippe and Sandrine were gracious hosts, and helped us organize so many local outings that we wished we could stay more than three...