Category Archives: Normandy

Road Trip to Normandy – Day 3 – Étretat

After a long and re-energizing night of sleep it was time to continue our road trip. Day 3 reserved only place to visit before driving back to Brussels. The village of Étretat is located by the coast around 30 km … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Normandy – Day 2 – Rennes, Avranches and Omaha Beach (2/2)

We left Rennes around 2PM to the Caen region where we planned to visit Omaha Beach and the American War cemetery. On the way to Caen while driving along the highway we saw this little city called Avranches. In the … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Normandy – Day 2 – Rennes, Avranches and Omaha Beach (1/2)

As I mentioned previously, as we could not find a hotel close to Mt Saint Michel, we spent the night at Rennes. There we booked an Etap hotel for the night. Etap hotels are a very low-cost European chain. Their … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Normandy – Day 1 – Rouen and Mt Saint Michel (2/2)

The main goal of this trip was to visit Mt Saint Michel. My first memory of Mt Saint Michel was a book given by my parents when I was 9 or 10. This was in a 1970´s geography book with … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Normandy – Day 1 – Rouen and Mt Saint Michel (1/2)

Last week I had a long weekend at work – Thursday was a religious holiday in Belgium and Friday I took the day off. I was discussing with my friend Felipe Lodi what could we do those days. I must … Continue reading

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