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Since Tasha studied WW II this past year, she was keen to visit Normandy. We were game, and based on a recommendation of some folks at our Paris hotel, we headed off in our brand new car for Bayeux, Normandy. France.
Our timing in Bayeux, allowed us to celebrate Bastille Day, shop at a local market, and check out their church in some nice evening light (Yannis was delighted to have a second opportunity to use the tripod he's lugging around the world).
World War II D-Day Sites
The tide swing really made us wonder
Lastly, we visited the American Cemetery which really brought home the enormity of the losses in this war.
The cemetery is quite large. By the time we came through the memorials and monuments and arrived at the row upon row of crosses, with the odd star of David tossed in, it was 6 O'clock, and the bells began to play. They played the Star Spangled Banner slowly and beautifully. It brought a tear to my eye.
Le Mont Saint Michele
The next day, we headed off for our gite (rental house) in Brittany and stopped at le Mont Saint Michele.
You enter over a draw bridge and heavily fortified gate and then wander through some narrow shop lined streets to get up to the abbey.
On to our gite in Brittany...
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