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Les Andelys is located on the banks of the Seine. It was once the hub of Franco-English relations during the Middle Ages and one can visit the ruins of the Château Gaillard whose hillside location affords a wonderful view of the path of the Seine as it loops north in the directi... more

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Rich in history, Rouen is termed the “museum city,” but it is also famous for i its connection with Joan of Arc and the Dauphin. Captured near Compiègne, Joan of Arc was brought to Rouen for judgment, charged with heresy, and sentenced to be burned at the stake. Bef... more

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The village of Giverny is synonymous worldwide with artist Claude Monet who came to live in the village in 1883. Monet converted the barn into his studio, where he loved to paint, smoke, and reflect on his work. Now it’s a visitors’ center and gift shop selling all things Monet f... more

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Rich in history, Rouen is termed the “museum city.” Many artists of the impressionist period were captivated by its cathedral. Most of the paintings by Monet hang in the Musée Marmottan in Paris. However, many other masters (Caravaggio, Velasquez, Fragonard, G&eacu... more

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Another wonderful highlight and attraction, just a couple of hundred yards from Giverny, is the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny (previously called the Musée d’Art Américan), which is dedicated to the appreciation of American art, focusing on the historical connection between F... more

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Five kilometers from the military stronghold of Pointe du Hoc, where American soldiers courageously braved the cliffs and blindly stormed the enemy, is Grandcamp Maisy. Here the Musée des Rangers focuses on the specially-trained American unit and the capture of Pointe du Hoc.... more

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Rouen is famous for its 11th-century cathedral with its striking Norman tower and 14th-century embellishments which was captured on canvas in every mood and light by Monet. Monet moved here to be with his brother in 1872 and at the peak of the Impressionist period painted the cathedra... more

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In Rouen visit the Tour Jeanne d'Arc, the tower where Joan of Arc was threatened with torture before officials backed down, fearful of her religious demeanor.... more

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