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The Medieval City of Rouen - In Photos

Posted on 26. Mar, 2014 by .

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I really wasn’t expecting much from Rouen, to be honest. My time in the city served more as a pit stop between my home in Auvergne and the long-awaited coast of Normandy, with very little time left for exploration. I wanted to get to the beach, stat. I was oh so obliviously unaware of the [...]

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Contemplating History on the D-Day Beaches

Posted on 06. Mar, 2014 by .

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“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The  hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.  In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, [...]

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The gorgeous Normandy cliffs in Étretat

Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by .

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You know those gorgeous cliffs in Northern France everyone raves about? The ones I added on my bucket list ages ago but never had the courage to drive all the way up there to actually see them? Well, this summer, I did just that. I drove to Normandy, and finally saw these wonders of nature, [...]

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Must-Do Experiences in France

Tips for visiting the Mont Saint-Michel

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by .

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I already wrote about how the Mont Saint-Michel was usually the kind of place you dream about, or read about - but never actually set foot there. But one of the advantage of being an expat in France is how easy it is to drive to the other side of the country, i.e. Normandy, during [...]

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The majestic, monumental, magnificent Mont Saint-Michel

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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To me, the Mont-Saint-Michel was the kind of place that you read about in history books, that you see on television. You know, the kind of place you hear so much about but somehow seem unattainable, if only in dreams?  But since I’m such a big fan of roadtrips, I decided that the annual French [...]

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Visiting the Monet Gardens in Giverny

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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During my research on the Normandy roadtrip I was planning, I was searching for interesting things to do between Paris and the coast, in order to give my pilot some well-deserved rest. That’s when I clicked - aren’t the famous Monet gardens in the area? I was really excited to visit what is perhaps the [...]

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The sunsets of Deauville - In Photos

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by .

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I only stopped in Deauville to refuel. Both the car, and my stomach, I mean. When you spend a week in Normandy for the first time, Deauville isn’t on top of your priorities. But then I saw this. It actually started raining while I was watching the sunset. I LOVE those moments where you can’t [...]

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World War II Sites in Europe – Key Locations

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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When most people think of Europe, they think of its long, agitated history. Kings and queens, wars and battles. It consequently doesn’t come as a surprise that the continent would be pretty high on any history buff’s bucket list. However, very few events gathered as much attention as World War II did, and still does, [...]

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