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Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated. On the main ring road around the old town is the 1944 Battle of Normandy Museum with its exhibitions of tanks, guns, and armored vehicles used in the battle. ... more

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Recommended by Chateau de I’Isle-Marie: A must see on the D-Day itinerary, located opposite the famous bell tower from which paratrooper John Steele hung on the night of June 6, 1944. The museum is dedicated to the American Parachutists that landed in Sainte Mere Eglise, Normand... more

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The road travels inland from the water’s edge from Port en Bessin to Colleville sur Mer, where a road takes you out to the American Cemetery and an expansive 170-acre plot overlooking Omaha Beach. A dignified tribute to those who gave their lives in battle, 9,387 white crosses... more

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Arromanches is a lively seaside town whose broad crescent of golden sand was one of the D-Day landing beaches dominated by the British troops. In June, 1944 a huge floating harbor was erected in a gigantic U in the bay. Designed by British engineers, the harbor was comprised of massiv... more

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Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated. On the ring road, opposite the museum, is the British Cemetery and Memorial, honoring the memory of 1,837 missing servicemen.... more

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Caen, a large port situated on the banks of the Orne and one of Normandy’s largest cities, lost nearly all of its 10,000 buildings in the Allied invasion of 1944. It is also the city that William the Conqueror made his seat of government. Your destination in Caen is the Memorial... more

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Recommended by Chateau de I’Isle-Marie:  We rate Château de Brouay calvados as the finest Château distilled limited edition calvados in the world! The spectacular carafe is nestled in a beautiful wooden box. We can organize a private visit to the distillery, the cider house a... more

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Saint Germain de Livet is a charming hamlet at the bottom of the valley. Here you see a picture-postcard timbered farm, a couple of cottages, a church, and the adorable 15th-century Château Saint Germain de Livet. This whimsical little château with pepper-pot turrets and ... more

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Arromanches is a lively seaside town whose broad crescent of golden sand was one of the D-Day landing beaches dominated by the British troops. In June, 1944 a huge floating harbor was erected in a gigantic U in the bay. Designed by British engineers, the harbor was comprised of massiv... more

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Honfleur is a gem, its narrow, 17th-century harbor filled with tall-masted boats and lined with tall, slender, pastel-washed houses. Narrow cobbled streets lined with ancient timbered houses lead up from the harbor. Just up from Saint Catherine’s Square with its unusual wooden b... more

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Recommended by Chateau de Blavou: People travel from Paris to hear all types of Jazz at the weekly concerts held on a Friday evening in this small village set between Mortgane au Perche and Belleme in the Perche Nature Park. Bob Tinker who plays trumpet organises musicians from li... more

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West along the coast from Arromanches is the village of Longues sur Mer. A country road from Longues sur Mer dead-ends on the bluffs at an open-air museum where you can walk along a path that weaves through the wheat fields to abandoned gun emplacements, overlooking the stretch of coa... more

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Caen, a large port situated on the banks of the Orne and one of Normandy’s largest cities, lost nearly all of its 10,000 buildings in the Allied invasion of 1944. It is also the city that William the Conqueror made his seat of government. Your destination in Caen is the Memorial to ... more

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Next to the cathedral in the town of Bayeux, the Musée Baron Gérard has some lovely examples of porcelain and lace manufactured in Bayeux. (Open all year, tel: 02.31.92.14.21.)... more

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Honfleur is a gem, its narrow, 17th-century harbor filled with tall-masted boats and lined with tall, slender, pastel-washed houses. Narrow cobbled streets lined with ancient timbered houses lead up from the harbor. Nearby, the ancient timbered prison is now the Musée d’A... more

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Apart from the town itself, your premier destination in Bayeux is the Musée de la Tapisserie, which displays the famous tapestry that Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, had the English embroider following the conquest of England by his half-brother William the Conqueror in 1066. The color and ri... more

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The attractive old town of Livarot is home of the cheese that bears the same name. On the edge of town (driving in the direction of Caen), it is worth a stop to see the Musée du Fromage in the basement of one of the town’s grand old homes. Here you watch a video on the production o... more

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Honfleur is a gem, its narrow, 17th-century harbor filled with tall-masted boats and lined with tall, slender, pastel-washed houses. Narrow cobbled streets lined with ancient timbered houses lead up from the harbor. Just by the harbor, in a former church, the Musée Marine trace... more

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The town of Saint Laurent sur Mer hosts a museum just yards from the sand, Musée Omaha, which boasts a collection of vehicles, weapons, uniforms, and insignia found on the sandy battlefield. (Open Feb 15 to Nov 20, tel: 02.31.21.97.44.) Both Omaha Beach and Utah Beach to the n... more

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On the coast, tucked on an inlet, is the small, charming port and fishing village of Port en Bessin. Port en Bessin has a museum with a collection of remains found on the sunken warships. (Open Apr to Oct, tel: 02.31.21.17.06.)... more

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The Route de Fromage is a tourist route that guides you through the lush and scenic cheese-producing region of Normandy. Watch for its signs and follow its route - you will discover some picturesque country roads and charming hamlets. ... more

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Bayeux, a lovely old town where inviting shops and honey-colored stone houses line narrow streets. There has been a town on this site since Roman times: it was invaded by the Bretons, the Saxons, and the Vikings, but thankfully escaped the Allied bombers. It’s a great place for ... more

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