Normandy 2015

From Munich via Champagne and Paris to Normandy and then home at Eastern holidays.

First overnight stay: the romantic Chateau de Marjolaine
After more than 750 kilometers we arrived in the night at the Chateau and I had to fiddle the Jeep through the main gate for parking in front of the Chateau. The few rooms to rent are very nice and breakfast was really great and huge.

We had to do a little detour to the middle of Paris as I hadn’t tried the Jeep around Arc de Triomphe and was now able to do it. Have to admit it was quite easy and we went on to Normandy.

Chateau de Damigny, another beautiful place with great hosts and delicious breakfast was our base for four nights. It is located near Bayeux and a good starting point for trips to the beaches where the allied forces landed on D-Day.

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Of course, the tourist must-see Mont-Saint-Michel. Regarding the Mont-Saint-Michel we were extremely lucky as the time was well pre-season and not too many tourists were visiting the place.

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Also the famous Bayeux Tapestry was an amazing piece of history to enjoy, the audio tour is quite interesting.

The last stay in France was in Honfleur. A small old town house in the middle of the old city provided shelter for small excursions including a hike to the top and around the city of Honfleur.

The route back to Germany was via Belgium heading for the parent’s homes over Easter holiday. Also a short visit to Luxemburg was included.