A week in Northern France, Part 2: War Stuff

Just out back from our gîte there was a British cemetery and memorial with graves from both World Wars and several continents. We saw signs for British cemeteries all throughout the region.

We devoted the next day to the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, and the museum in Bayeux. It was a long drive, and it took us through a very smelly section of Le Havre. The trade off was a trip up and down their nifty bridge. Continue reading A week in Northern France, Part 2: War Stuff

A week in Northern France, Part 1: the Region

At long last we returned triumphantly to France!

This time, however, it was not to Provence (surprise!), but to completely new-to-us turf: the north. After a rough week for both of us, we packed into the car early Saturday morning and headed off to Cologne for our first stop on the way to our week in Northern France. Continue reading A week in Northern France, Part 1: the Region