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Sainte Mere Eglise – great food in a small town!

The small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy is generally where D Day beach tours stop for lunch. It is ¬†famous for being the first town in France to be liberated by the Allies in June ,1944. During our tour of the D Day beaches with Overlord tours , we stopped here too. In […]

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A tour of the Marais and the Shoah Memorial Museum

Paris, according to Wikipedia, has 130 museums. The Louvre , the Musee D’Orsay , the Rodin museum are all very popular and rightly so. However, one museum that stood out from the rest for us was the Shoah Memorial museum in the Marais district. Not because it contains beautiful pieces of art but because it […]

France

Bayeux – History revisited in Normandy

Standing on the cold, windy Utah beach in Normandy , I tried to imagine what transpired here on 6 June 1944 –¬† thousands of young American men landing here, to a barrage of bullets and bombs from the German forces. It seemed so unreal looking at the peaceful beach now, with waves crashing on the […]

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