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Normandy

Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin - Tour Saint-Nicolas

Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin – Benedictine Abbey

The Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin, one of the most influential Norman abbeys under the protection of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England

Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard – Richard-the-Lionheart’s castle

Chateau Gaillard, a mighty fortress commanding the Seine and built by Richard the Lionheart, King of England, Duke of Normandy and vassal of the French King

Le Treport

Le Treport – Fishing port – Seaside resort

Le Treport, an active fishing port, port of cabotage and trendy seaside resort located along the Alabaster Coast in the Pays de Caux in Haute Normandie

Dieppe marina

Dieppe – fishing port – Alabaster Coast

Dieppe, an important fishing port, popular seaside resort and marina, located along the Cote d’Albatre in Haute Normandie and easily accessed from Paris

Fecamp marina

Fecamp – Harbour and Palais Benedictine

Fecamp, home to the Palace of the Dukes of Normandy, a major cod fishing port converted into a marina, and the site of production of the Benedictine liquor

Etretat

Etretat – Cliffs along the Alabaster Coast

The three arches and the needle of the Cliffs of Etretat, a major tourist attraction in Normandie and source of inspiration for the greatest French painters

St. Joseph Church in Le Havre

Le Havre city – harbour – Haute Normandie

Le Havre, the 2nd largest French port after Marseille and the largest French container port, is located in Normandy on the right bank of the Seine estuary

Etretat on the Alabaster Coast

Alabaster Coast – Cote d’Albatre – Normandy

The Alabaster Coast – Côte d’Albâtre is Normandy’s White Cliffs, a 130km long breathtaking coastline of white chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel

Normandy invasion

Normandy Invasion – June – August 1944 – WWII

Normandy Invasion during WWII, the Allied invasion of Northwest Europe codenamed Operation Overlord which started on D-Day and ended on 25 August 1944

Allied invasion on D-Day

D-Day – 6 June 1944 – Simplified Timeline

Simplified timeline of D-Day – 6 June 1944 or Operation Neptune, the code name of the naval operations or assault and first phase of the Battle of Normandy

Memorial sculpture in Lion-sur-mer

Sword Beach – British Landing Sector – WWII

The D-Day assault on Sword Beach, the easternmost of the 5 Normandy landing beaches, was assigned to the British 3rd Infantry Division and Cdr Kieffer’s men

Les Braves Memorial sculpture on Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach – Deadliest Assault on D-Day

The landing on Omaha Beach, sadly one of the deadliest assaults on D-Day, was assigned to the untested US 29th Infantry Division assisted of US Army Rangers

Castle of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte - donjon

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte fortress and abbey in Cotentin

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, a historical medieval town of Cotentin nestled around its Benedictine abbey and the remains of its once mighty fortress
Eglise Notre-Dame of Portbail in Cotentin

Portbail, seaside resort on Côte des Isles

Portbail, a renowned seaside resort of Normandy and historical village that boasts the vestiges of the oldest Christian baptistery in Northern France
Batterie du Roc in Granville - firing post and 105mm gun

La Batterie du Roc in Granville – Atlantic Wall

La Batterie du Roc is on Pointe du Roc in Granville and was part of the Atlantic Wall, the defense system the Germans built along Europe's western littoral
Cotentin Windmill and its barn in the background

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines

The Cotentin Windmill in Fierville-les-Mines is the only public windmill that operates in the Cotentin region and one of the few to operate in France.

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