Normandy D-Day sites
greasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
edited May 2019 in The cake stop
Going to be visiting Normandy in a couple of weeks. I know all about the obvious, well known places to go, such as Pegasus Bridge, Omaha, Point du Hoc, but where else is a good place to visit?
Arromanches has a good museum and bits of Mulberry Harbour still visible. I found St Marine l’eglise exploitative but other views are available. If you have a good imagination then Falaise Gap.
If you are travelling through the Pas de Calais then there is some awesome stuff there
Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
The organist was practising when I was there and it was very special.
The city itself is also very pleasant, and even the tapestry is worth a look. I was lucky with both though that it was out of season, late in the day (post ride) so I had them all to myself. The British cemetary is there too if you need to keep the D-day theme up.
Yes D-day memorabilia is a real industry. I did visit St Marie Eglise a few years ago because we were running out of fuel. It's the only place I have ever seen a hippopotamus walking down the street.
You could visit Hill 112. The top is (or was) a small field surrounded by trees and bushes. It was a forgotten battle for years and you could go there when they had ploughed the field and find many shards of steel, glass, Bakelite and bone fragments.
And I have been to Sainte-Mère-Église before. Wasn't quite sure what to make of the tank snow globe I saw in one of the gift shops.
It's called Spot on Locations, Normandy.
It's just a hill. Get over it.
Not sure there are any actually on the beaches, not that I saw anyway, but plenty of them around.