Caen, Normandy

After visiting Morlaix with my host family, I decided to go to Caen on my own. Caen is in Normandy and I wanted to visit the D-Day beaches. My tour started at the Caen Memorial Museum. It had so much to see and read from the end of WWI thru the Cold War.

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Part of the Berlin Wall

I spend a good 4 hours re-learning history and seeing artifacts. The next day I took a private tour of the beaches. We went to Point le Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery and the artificial harbor of Arromanches.

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Looking at the landscape you can see all the creators from bombings

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Omaha Beach

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After visiting WWII sites for two days, I finally was able to spend some time in downtown Caen.

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This is the Abbaye aux Femmes and it is 950 years old!

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This is the Abbaye l’hommes and it holds the tomb of William the Conqueror. img_9614

I was also able to see the Caen Chateau. It was built by William the Conqueror.
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