Looking for somewhere to travel in 2019 with that Military twist?

Date: Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 12:50pm

Normandy, France

The Norman invasion of England in 1066 to the D-Day landings in 1944, Normandy has played a role in European history. With coastal landscapes, pebbly beaches, some of Frances finest museums, Normandy is definitely worth a visit.

Where could you visit in Normandy?

  • Rouen

Walking the historic cobblestoned roads of Rouen, you will come across the Gothic Cathedral, restored medieval architecture, ancient churches and museums. Rouen was occupied by the English during the Hundred Years War.

Where to stay in Rouen?

  1. IBIS Rouen Champ De Mars
  2. Brit Hotel Rouen Centre
  3. Novotel Suites Rouen Normandie
  • Sword Beach

Code-named ‘Operation Overload’, the D-Day landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history. Sword Beach is the Eastern beach out of the 5 landings, the units of the British 3rd Division with French and British commandoes attached were part of the invasion on the 6th June 1944.

Things to do near Sword Beach;

  1. The Bunker, Museum ofthe Atlantic Wall - The Grand Bunker of the former Shooting Command and Management Station, now completely renovated into a museum devoted entirely to the Atlantic Wall in Normandy…
  2. The Hillman Fortress - 24-hectare site, comprised of 18 casemates and underground fortifications built by the Germans between 1942 and 1944. Memorial to the 1st Battalion, Suffolk, Regiment, which liberated the site on the 6th June 1944.
  • Gold Beach

Gold Beach was the central beach of the 5 landings during the Normandy Invasions of World War 2, it was taken from defending German troops on June 6th 1994, by units of the British 50th Infantry Division.

Things to do near Gold Beach;

  1. D-Day Shipwreck Museum - The private collection has been gathered for nearly thirty years: amphibious tanks, self-propelled guns, bulldozers and other Artillery turrets from warships can be seen, as well as personal items found on board.
  2. Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema - Located on the Arromanches clifftops, the Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema dominates the remnants of one of the two artificial Mulberry harbours set up by the Allies.

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