Next stop...Honfleur. Honfleur is a small town on the coast of Normandy in Northern France. It is one of the most picturesque ports in Europe.
Caen's Museum for Peace in Caen. This is an amazing museum which details the path Europe followed from the end of World War I to the rise of fascism to World War II.
We stayed the night in Bayeux. We stayed at Le Castel, Noble Guesthouse. This house is a 1937 Art Deco villa. We were able to rent the entire first floor which included balconies and terraces.
The next day, we headed to Omaha Beach. Omaha Beach was one of the main landing point of the US forces.
We were so lucky to arrive at Omaha Beach during a touching ceremony marking the anniversary of this landing.
The American Cemetery - There are 9,387 white marble crosses and Stars of David in memory of the Americans who gave up their lives to free Europe on the beaches below. France has given the US permanent free use of this 172 acre site.
Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument - For this invasion, 300 US Army Rangers were handpicked to attempt the assault of the German-occupied cliffs. Only 90 Rangers survived this vertical assault. The German bunkers and bomb craters remain just as they were found.