Normandy Section

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

Palais Benedictine in Fecamp

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 – 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

Landing on Queen Sector - Piper Bill Millin - Sword Beach

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 Div. and Cdr Kieffer’s Commandos

Les Braves 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

Christian Dior collections Louvre 2017 exhibition

September 24 2020

Christian Dior, a famous inhabitant of Granville

Christian Dior was born in Granville, a coastal town of Cotentin in Normandy where his childhood home is now a museum dedicated to his creations
Port of Le Havre by Eugene Boudin

September 6 2020

Eugene Boudin, the painter of Normandy beaches

Eugene Boudin, a sailor's son who became one of the great Masters of Normandy seascapes and beach scenes and a precursor of Impressionism
Maison de Monet in Giverny

August 15 2020

Maison de Monet and gardens in Giverny

Maison de Monet in Giverny, the house and gardens the Impressionist Master transformed into a work of art and where he lived and painted for 43 years
Beny-sur-mer Canadian war cemetery - Stone of Remembrance during the 75th Anniversary commemorations

November 11 2019

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery near Juno Beach

Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, the burial-place of the soldiers who fell on Juno Beach and in the first days of the Battle of Normandy
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