A few years ago we stopped for a couple of days in Caen on the way back from the Loire Valley and we always said we’d go back to Normandy. This summer we took that opportunity. We found a small gite not far from Bayeaux in the very pretty village of Cerisy-la-Foret that turned out to be perfect for us. Really peaceful and within easy driving of the D-Day sites.
The weather wasn’t the best but that didn’t stop us. We went specifically to do some of the D-Day landing sites and managed to tick off most of the ‘must see’ activities including the Canadian Museum at Juno Beach, the US Cemetery at Omaha Beach, the German Cemetery at La Cambe, the Journalist’s Memorial on the outskirts of Bayeaux, Arromanches, and of course Pegasus Bridge.
We spent a lot of the evenings just wandering around Bayeaux and it really is a lovely little town. Lots of little lanes to explore and a myriad of eateries. We saw a lot and we learnt a lot, we’ve done a lot of WWI sites but not so much around WWII, this holiday went a little way to rectifying that.