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Normandy

Lessay Abbey

Lessay Abbey, a jewel of Norman Romanesque architecture

The influential Lessay Abbey was built by one of William the Conqueror’s brothers-in-arms and is considered a jewel of Norman Romanesque architecture

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage in Gratot

Saint-Gerbold Hermitage was founded by the Argouges, Lords of Gratot, and is dedicated to a Norman holy man who became bishop of Bayeux in the 7th century

Chateau de Gratot - Tour Ouest, commons and entrance gatehouse overlooking the moats

Chateau de Gratot near Coutances

Chateau de Gratot, a spectacular medieval castle located near Coutances in Normandy, is steadily restored to its original state

Chateau de Bricquebec - Ruined gate and rampart

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress

Chateau de Bricquebec, a Viking fortress and its imposing polygonal dungeon high perched on its feudal mound, one of Normandy’s major medieval strongholds

Chateau de Pirou seen from low court

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest Norman castles

Chateau de Pirou, one of the oldest castles in Normandy and a superb illustration of medieval military architecture, a spectacular and impregnable fortress that once defended the marshy coastline

Wilhelm Lubrich's grave among his companions' in arms

Wilhelm Lubrich – Story of a Polish soldier of the Second World War

This is the story of Wilhelm Lubrich, a Pole from Silesia, who was forced to fight in the German army during WWII and died in Normandy

Quesnel-Morinière mansion-museum and Jardin des Plantes de Coutances

Coutances, the Unelles’ capital renamed after a Roman emperor

Coutances, the capital of the Celtic Unelles was renamed after a Roman Emperor and later became the seat of the Bishopric of Coutances and Avranches

Dakotas above Saint-Clair-sur-l'Elle on June 6,1944

Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle paintings – Vlastimil Suchý

In the night of June 6, 1944 above Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle, is one of the stunning WWII paintings by Vlastimil Suchý, a Czech artist and aviation specialist

Traveling to Normandy from the UK

Traveling to Normandy from the UK

Traveling to Normandy from the UK by air, rail and road is easy as the region is served by 2 airports, 3 ferry links and railway and road networks

Orval chariot burial monument on roundabout near Coutances

Orval Chariot Burial – Manche – Normandie

The Orval chariot burial in Normandy, the grave of a high-ranked Gallic warrior buried in the 3rd century BC with his two-wheeled chariot and two horses

Falaise Castle fortifications

Falaise – William the Conqueror’s Birthplace

Chateau de Falaise in Normandie, also known as Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant as it was the birthplace of William II Duke of Normandy and King of England

Pavillon Fleuri in Evreux

Evreux County and Bishopric – Normandie

Evreux, the seat of the County and Bishopric of Evreux, an influential historic city that is now the prefecture of the department of Eure in Haute Normandie

Wreaths laid on the occasion of D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations

D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations – We were there!

We had the immense privilege of attending some D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations in June 2019 and are delighted to share these special moments with you
La Cambe German war cemetery - Jardin de la Paix - Peace Garden - Friedenspark

La Cambe German War Cemetery

La Cambe German military cemetery contains the bodies of over 21,000 German soldiers who died in Normandy between June and August 1944
Kieffer Monument and Stele dedicated to Cdt. Kieffer's 177 Commandos of the Free French Forces who landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944 - Juno Beach War Memorials

Sword Beach War Memorials

Sword Beach War Memorials pay tribute to the British 3rd Infantry Division and Commander Philippe Kieffer's French Commandos who freed Bella Riva on D-Day
German bunker on Gold Beach and Arromanches in the background - Gold Beach War Memorials

Gold Beach War Memorials

Gold Beach War Memorials honours the memory of the British troops who landed on Item, Jig and King sectors and built the Mulberry Harbour

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